This section provides a short description of all the major characters in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.
Bich - A peasant whom Chinh puts jointly in charge of land reform in Que's village. He is wholly unsuited to the position. He is handsome but lazy, though he knows how to flatter the village elders. After Chinh promotes him, he becomes for a while a respected figure in the village, mouthing the revolutionary slogans that he has picked up. However, he brings no wisdom, only injustice to the position he occupies. After the Rectification of Errors he leaves the village and lives in obscurity.
The Bohemian - The nickname...
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