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Human Acts - Chapter 5 Summary & Analysis

Han Kang
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The perspective of this chapter shifts to the second person. This time, “you” are a factory girl in 2002. Years ago, you went to a meeting for your small labor union group at Seong-hee’s house. At that time, you were 17 years old and the youngest of the group. Seong-hee was 20. You remember the women at that meeting calling you a “scaredy-cat” because Seong-hee’s poetic words made the moon sound frightening to you.

Returning to the present moment, you are alone in a stuffy office room in the August heat. The author describes you as small, delicate, and fragile. For a moment, your mind drifts to the 1980 uprising.

The author explains that ten years ago, Yoon first contacted you about the “psychological autopsy” he was working on for his dissertation. You turned down his request for an interview. A year later, he sent you...

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