Dictee Setting & Symbolism

Theresa Hak Kyung Cha
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Franceappears in Opening

France is formerly divided into thirty-two provinces, but since the Revolution of 1789, it is divided into eighty-six departments which are named after the rivers, mountains and situation of each department. Each department is administered by a prefect. Paris is the capital of France and the world. French is repetitively used throughout "Dictee."

Novenaappears in Opening

The Novena of the Immaculate Conception begins at the end of the Opening. It contains nine each, the recitation of prayer and the practice of devotion during a nine day period.

Japanappears in Clio

Japan occupies and suppresses Korea cruelly. Their power is gained by a treaty of alliance which they use to oppress the Korean people.

Koreaappears in Clio

Korea is occupied and controlled by Japan. Many Koreans are exiled.

MAH-UHMappears in Calliope

MAH-UHM is the spirit which has not left Hyung Soon Huo, Cha's mother, though she suffers...

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