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Native Speaker Summary
Chang-Rae Lee

Everything you need to understand or teach Native Speaker by Chang-Rae Lee.

  • Native Speaker Summary & Study Guide
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  • 30 Native Speaker Lessons
  • 20 Activities
  • 180 Multiple Choice Questions
  • 60 Short Essay Questions
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Native Speaker Summary

Plot Summary

Native Speaker is a novel told from the perspective of Henry Park who is a first generation Korean American. Henry has reached a point when he has begun to reconsider everything of significance in his life, including thoughts on his parents' way of life, his career, and his worth as a spouse. The novel opens when Henry's wife is leaving on a vacation. This is her vacation away from Henry.

At the airport before boarding her plane, Henry's wife, Leila, gives him a list to read after she is gone. It is a list of traits and behaviors of Henry that she has complied over time. Nothing on the list is flattering and much of it is insulting. Henry reads the list over and over while she is away.

Henry's professional life is also suffering. He has begun to question the morality of what he does for a...

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Study Pack

The Native Speaker Study Pack contains about 66 pages of study material in 2 products, including:

Native Speaker Study Guide

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Native Speaker Lesson Plans contain 117 pages of teaching material, including:

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