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Dusklands Characters & Character Analysis

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Characters

Adonis

Adonis (from the second novella) is one of the Hottentots who desert Jacobus at the Namaqua village. Jacobus later executes him.

Coetzee

Coetzee appears in "The Vietnam Project" as Eugene's supervisor and the manager of the assignment called the New Life Project, related in some way to the war in Vietnam. Eugene admires Coetzee but admits that he is afraid of him. Readers see Coetzee only through Eugene, who describes Coetzee as a "powerful, genial, ordinary man, so utterly without vision." Eugene suggests that Coetzee was once a creative person who lost his inspiration and now tries to live vicariously through other creative people, like himself.

Jacobus Coetzee

It is in the second novella, "The Narrative of Jacobus Coetzee," that the protagonist Jacobus Coetzee appears. He is an arrogant white man of Dutch descent who looks down on all black Africans, believing them to be less intelligent, less...

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