Journal Article

THE COST OF REDEMPTION IN CONRAD'S LORD JIM

Matthew G. Condon

in Literature and Theology

Volume 12, issue 2, pages 135-148
Published in print June 1998 | ISSN: 0269-1205
Published online June 1998 | e-ISSN: 1477-4623 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/litthe/12.2.135
THE COST OF REDEMPTION IN CONRAD'S LORD JIM

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This paper asks, why does the eponymous hero of Joseph Conrad's Lord Jim fail to obtain absolution despite two confessional attempts, and then seek his own death' By using narratological distinctions togedier widi an analysis of the confessional structures of Jim's narratives, we find diat his confessions fail for diree reasons: he never fulfils his promise to Madow to plot die ‘fundamental why’ of his jumping ship, his father's ‘easy morality’ condemns him even before he abandons the Patna, and Marlow faik to meet his role as confessor.

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