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Henry's position as a spy in Native Speaker symbolizes the experiences of American immigrants. Henry works at a firm that specializes in what he calls "ethnic coverage." First-generation Americans...

Latest answer posted February 3, 2019 1:58 am UTC

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Lee's Native Speaker deals with themes of identity and connection to our past and culture while dealing with our own individuality. In the context of being a first-generation immigrant, as Henry...

Latest answer posted June 26, 2019 7:07 pm UTC

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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,...

Latest answer posted May 25, 2019 8:35 pm UTC

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Native Speaker is, in many ways, a Korean-American reimagination of Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man. -A. Magazine Native Speaker is the debut novel by Chang-Rae Lee, published in 1995. It is the...

Latest answer posted February 17, 2020 4:55 pm UTC

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In the book, Henry says that John Kwang represents a problem of the imagination for him because the latter doesn't live up to the stereotypical image of a Korean-American. While Henry is familiar...

Latest answer posted November 2, 2016 6:06 pm UTC

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In Chang-Rae Lee's Native Speaker revolves around the life of Henry Park, the son of immigrant parents. Henry is also a spy and considers himself an observant outsider in American society. He...

Latest answer posted January 2, 2020 8:19 pm UTC

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Native Speaker is largely about the challenges of being an immigrant in America. The protagonist, Henry Park, who narrates the novel, never quite belongs: he was born in Korea, but lives in...

Latest answer posted February 16, 2020 9:51 pm UTC

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Native Speaker, which was published in 1996, is largely concerned with the experiences of Korean American people from the late 1980s onward. Henry Park, the protagonist, is a Korean American man...

Latest answer posted June 18, 2020 7:06 pm UTC

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"In America," he said, "it's even hard to stay Korean." As The New York Times wrote about Chang-Rae Lee's debut novel, it "proved him to be not just a graceful writer but a deft and original...

Latest answer posted February 18, 2020 4:40 am UTC

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In the novel, Lelia is Henry Park's wife. At the beginning of the story, Henry tells us that all is not well in his relationship with Lelia. During the weekends, Lelia has taken to going on trips...

Latest answer posted June 20, 2016 7:59 pm UTC

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