The burly sailor brother of Sybil Vane and very different from his sister in experience and appearance. He is rough looking but very decent and seeks above all else to protect his sister. He threatens to kill whoever hurts her, and, avenging her suicide, follows and haunts Dorian. His face becomes a symbol of the goodness that Dorian has destroyed.
James ‘Jim’ Vane Quotes in The Picture of Dorian Gray
The The Picture of Dorian Gray quotes below are all either spoken by James ‘Jim’ Vane or refer to James ‘Jim’ Vane. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: Note: all page and citation info for the quotes below refers to the Penguin Classics edition of The Picture of Dorian Gray published in 2003.).
Chapter 5 Quotes
Mrs. Vane fixed her eyes on him, and intensified the smile. She mentally elevated her son to the dignity of an audience. She felt sure that the tableau was interesting.
James ‘Jim’ Vane Character Timeline in The Picture of Dorian Gray
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