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    AFAIK, Nearly all the protagonist of Jin Yong's story is an orphan (of some sort). Is there any hint in any Jin Yong's life or interview that hint about why is this so?


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    I think they're probably at the same level as or one level below Ah Qing, which is about the level of a 2nd or 3rd generation Quan Zhen disciple.
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    He was a huge fan of Charles Dickens, who famously explored this motif in several of his major novels, including David Copperfield, Oliver Twist, and Great Expectations. If you read Dickens' novels, you find that they have a "Jin Yong" feel in terms of story and character development (or, to be more accurate, Jin Yong's novels have a Dickensian feel in these areas, as Dickens preceded Jin Yong by an entire century).

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    1) Thanks Ken.

    Is there any interview or articles that JY acknowledges western literature as his inspirations?

    2) JY also borrows from Dumas's work.

    Is there any strong theme from Dumas that JY had adapted for his other stories, apart from Link City?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bliss
    I think they're probably at the same level as or one level below Ah Qing, which is about the level of a 2nd or 3rd generation Quan Zhen disciple.
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    I think that I read an interview in which Jin Yong said something about "having no parental dependency" gives more freedom to write the characters. I mean, imagine somebody like Guo Polu as a main character
    楚留香笑道:你口气倒真不小。 小字出口,他已箭一般向阴姬冲了过去。他知道自己唯一能胜过对方之处,就是个快字。所以他尽量利用 这快字,只要他能抢得一刹那间的先机,他就或许还有战胜的希望。他出手实在快,快如急风,快如闪电。谁 知他刚一出手,阴姬的手掌一挥,就立刻有一股奇异的力量阻住了他的去路,这股力量如浪潮初起,澎湃不绝。楚 留香莫说根本无法抢得先机,根本就近不了她的身。

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