Lord Jim - Study Guide Chapter 34 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 34 Summary

Just then, Jim arrives back and seeing the girl, greets her. He calls out to Marlow, but he has already begun to slip away in the dark, not wishing to speak with either. While going for a walk, Marlow encounters Cornelius who, among other things, asks Marlow to have a word with Jim on his behalf, feeling that he deserves some recompense for the girl – someone else's child – whom he had brought up and should a suitable present be offered he would be willing to undertake charge of the girl when the time came for Jim to leave.

Marlow tells Cornelius that Jim will never leave, and Cornelius is incredulous. On hearing this, he utters weak disparagements and ramblings against Jim. Marlow, not wishing to watch the wretched man's behaviour any longer, walks away.

Chapter 34 Analysis

Marlow reiterates the disdain in which many hold Cornelius, but they...

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