“Lord Jim is considerably longer than Heart of Darkness and with many subplots that make it a denser read, but Conrad speaks to us with that same haunting voice that makes us take a deep look inside ourselves:
"What would you have done? You are sure of yourself - aren't you? What would you do if you felt now - this minute - the house here move, just move a little under your chair. Leap! By heavens! you would take one spring from where you sit and land in that clump of bushes yonder."
I felt that this is not about Jim and his feelings of guilt over his "terrible mistake", but about Marlow's struggle to come to terms with the dark sides of human nature. ”