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Human Acts - Chapter 4 Summary & Analysis

Han Kang
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The point of view shifts once again, this time taking on the first person perspective of the prisoner in 1990. The prisoner addresses a certain professor as “you” throughout the chapter. At this point, it is unclear who exactly that professor is. The chapter opens with the narrator recounting his experiences in prison. He talks about the brutal violence that the soldiers inflicted on him in the interrogation room, jamming a pen between his fingers until he could see the bone. He explains that he was crammed into a cell with 90 other men. They were constantly watched by soldiers and were not allowed to talk or even stretch their necks. Otherwise, the soldiers would beat them ruthlessly or put out cigarettes on their eyelids. He and the rest of the prisoners suffered from extreme hunger and thirst. They were paired up so that two prisoners...

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