The Sympathizer - Chapters 4-6 Summary & Analysis

Viet Thanh Nguyen
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In Chapter 4 the evacuees arrive in Guam. An ambulance comes to take Linh's and Duc's bodies away. Bon lies catatonic on his bunk while the other refugees watch news coverage of the fall of Saigon and evacuation of refugees. The General decides to walk among the refugees to try to boost their morale, but since most are civilians they do not respond well to him. One woman throws a shoe at him and asks why he is there instead of defending their country.

The evacuees are taken to Camp Pendleton in San Diego where they go to another refugee camp, which is nicer than the last one. The narrator writes his first letter to Man's aunt in Paris and includes a message to Man written in invisible ink. There isn't much to report since the soldiers are in no condition to stage a...

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