The Story of the Stone, or The Dream of the Red Chamber; Volume 1: The Golden Days Characters

Cao Xueqin
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Bao-yu

Bao-yu is the mortal human that is created by the monk from the rejected stone. It is Ba-yu that the story is about. Before he is turned into a mortal human, Bao-yu lives in the Land of Illusion. It is here that he first encounters his earthly cousin Dai-yu. Dai-yu is Crimson Pearl Flower, a flower that Bao-yu turns into the form of a girl by watering her with dew.

As a human being, Bao-yu is mischievous, well-known for his tantrums and rants. He is disliked by his father because as a baby Bao-yu chose to play with women's things when he was tested to determine his temperament. From that time, Jia Zheng had despised the boy and claimed he would grow up to be useless. Zheng takes every opportunity to degrade and belittle the boy. Another aspect of Bao-yu's personality that irritates his father is Bao-yu's dislike...

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