How does the last chapter offer a non-political alternative to John Kwang’s vision of multiculturalism?

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Native Speaker was written by Chang-rae Lee and published in 1995. The major theme of the book is identity in America. One of the main characters, Henry Park, the child of Korean immigrants, believes that he can assimilate if he becomes a native speaker.

John Kwang's vision of multiculturalism is one that divorces Americanism from ethnicity, instead of fusing the two concepts together. Henry eventually realizes that his ethnicity and American identity can co-exist harmoniously, and we...

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