Lucky Jim Themes

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Job Security

Dixon dislikes Medieval History, but he took many classes in it at school because the classes were simple. When Dixon applied for a job at the University, he stressed this education because he thought it might help him get the job, but did not imagine that he would be assigned all the Medieval History classes upon acceptance of the job. Now Dixon is teaching a subject he dislikes, finding himself forced to write lectures and articles he finds tedious and boring, and presenting lectures that bore him more than his audience. Therefore, it is with some irony that Dixon finds himself attempting to anything he can to secure this job permanently, including spending long weekends with his professor, a man he finds to be pretentious, distracted, and unpleasant.

Dixon needs a job. Dixon feels that his job at the University is the less taxing of most of...

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