Paradise of the Blind Characters

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Bich

Bich is a peasant whom Chinh puts jointly in charge of land reform in Que's village. He is wholly unsuited to the position. Before being elevated by Chinh, Bich was a good-for-nothing who wandered from village to village. He was discharged from the French Colonial Army for drunkenness. Bich is handsome but lazy, although 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. But he brings no wisdom, only injustice, to the position he occupies, and after the Rectification of Errors he leaves the village and lives in obscurity.

Aunt Chinh

Aunt Chinh is Uncle Chinh's wife. Like her husband, she is a Communist Party official and teaches in a school run by the Communist Youth League. Hang hears through friends that she is neurotic...

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