Native Speaker - Study Guide Chapters 4 & 5 (pages 43-75) Summary & Analysis

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Henry thinks about his father's work ethic and what his father would have thought of Henry's profession. Henry's father died a year after Henry's son, Mitt, died. In his father's last days, Henry took care of him.

Henry remembers that part of what helped his father's business early on was his father's membership in a "ggeh," a money club where members make regular contributions. On a rotating basis, one member receives the money.

Henry wonders why his family always feels the need to keep a low profile. He remembers working at one of his father's stores in a wealthy neighborhood and hearing the patrons make negative racial comments about the Korean employees. Memories of the many arguments Henry and his father had during Henry's teenage years remind him of the time his mother once told Henry that his father was an educated man...

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