In The Sympathizer, the narrator communicates with his contact in Vietnam using methods involving invisible ink. Create your own coded messages and prepare a presentation for the class demonstrating your techniques.
Then Versus Now
How do you think that technology has changed the world of spying on a global scale? Conduct research and prepare a presentation that examines the methods of spycraft employed in the novel versus methods employed today.
Cast a Film
Imagine you are a casting director for a film adaptation of The Sympathizer. Whom would you cast in the main roles? Why? Prepare a cast list for the movie and explain your choices.
Look in your local newspaper or archives for an article that involves some aspect of the novel and bring it to class. You will present it in front of the class and explain how it relates to the...
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