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Sukjin KangLike Raskolinikov in Crime and Punishment, Jim, a Conradian undergroundman, does not acknowledge the final judgement and never permits any formula to finalize and close off his consciousness. Additionally Marlow dose not allow authoritarian vision in which unpredictable everyday human life is fixed and stabilized. Instead of being passively subjected to constraints, the main characters in Lord Jim struggle against a mechanical system which traps individual consciousness. In Lord Jim, not only the English Marlow but also the German Stein and the French lieutenant provide the subjective opinions of Jim, fully demonstrating their own understanding of the world. We can identify many different perspectives of Jim's life and juxtaposition of multiple languages. Though Lord Jim has features Fogel may identify as forced dialogic scenes, it presents the belief in man's unfinalizable quality and the act of speaking with moral initiative. We may say that social codes and contracts are overwhelming enough to overshadow Jim and he is sometimes placed in coerced dialogic situations. But Lord Jim frequently tries to restore uncontrolled conversation: a pessimistic vision is successfully counterbalanced by a romantic vision. Conrad's main characters speak with inward freedom from legal institutional coercive power, instead of being immersed in the forced dialogue in Lord Jim.