Heroes, Heroines, Gender and Feminism
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Models oj conduct Conrad's works cumulatively imply a model of admirable masculine conduct: it is chivalric and gentlemanly in its combination of courage, dignity, reticence and respect for traditions of service; it is stoical, too, in the readiness to engage in struggle without confidence in victory; and sceptical in its view of human nature and history. Such an ethical ideal is implicit in the depiction of Marlow and of various anonymous narrators, or is epitomised by such memorable minor characters as the French lieutenant in Lord Jim; and it is implicit in the self-image of Conrad as depicted in his various autobiographical writings.