Lord Jim Characters

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Sherif Ali

Sherif Ali is the corrupt head of one of the factions that opposes Jim and the Bugis Malays. After Jim has been with the Bugis for a while, Jewel alerts him to an attack by Ali's assassins. Jim kills one and sends the other three back to Ali as a message. Later, Jim sends a stronger message when he blows up Ali's mountaintop fort using Doramin's cannons.

Blake

Blake is one of the two partners of Egström & Blake, a ship-chandler where Jim works for a while as a water-clerk. Blake is the more abusive of the two partners and insists on yelling at everybody who works at the ship-supplies store.

Gentleman Brown

Gentleman Brown is an unscrupulous pirate who ambushes and kills Dain, setting off the chain of events that leads to Jim's death. Brown calls himself "Gentleman" because he comes from a good...

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