Billy in C.J. Koch's "The Year of Living Dangerously"
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This paper gives an in-depth analysis of the character Billy Kwan in C.J. Koch's novel, "The Year of Living Dangerously." Billy Kwan is a dwarf who is described as being at war with himself and ill-fitted for membership in any one group or ideology. The paper further explores Billy's tormented existence and his crisis of identity. This crisis is seen when Billy struggles over what course is best for Indonesia and for himself.
From the Paper:"In C.J. Koch's, 'The Year of Living Dangerously' Billy Kwan is an achondroplastic dwarf who seems to be at war with himself and ill-fitted for membership in any one group or ideology. The following paper will explore Billy's tormented existence and argue that his crisis of identity (he is part Chinese and part Australian) and his crisis of political philosophy (mistrusting the communists yet keenly sympathetic to how the poor of Jakarta or anywhere else could find it enticing in light of their own deprivations) are deeply entwined - largely because his experiences as..."
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