Short Essay Questions Key
1. Describe Henry.
Henry is a complicated character. He is a man who struggles with his racial identity. He feels not completely American and not completely Korean. His days are spent spying on his own people for a company called Glimmer and Company.
2. Describe Lelia.
Lelia is Henry's wife. She is a strong willed woman who is troubled by the way her husband treats her. She is also a sad woman because of the loss of her son, Mitt.
3. Describe Henry and Lelia's marriage.
Henry and Lelia have a complex marriage. Because it is an interracial marriage, they have to deal with prejudices of those around them. The death of their son Mitt has only complicated their marriage further.
4. List five of the things Leila wrote on the list she gave to Henry before she left for Europe.
Leila wrote a long list of flaws for Henry before leaving for Europe. Several of these flaws include being anti-romantic, overrated, and emotionally alien. She also wrote that he is a traitor and a spy.
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