The Sympathizer - Chapters 7-9 Summary & Analysis

Viet Thanh Nguyen
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As Chapter 7 begins, the narrator admits to the Commandant that the crapulent major's death troubled him. He needed his meetings at the basilica with Man so that Man could remind him that no one is innocent.

The narrator is invited to a wedding and invites Ms. Mori to attend with him. The narrator doesn't know the couple, but is invited because of his connection to the General. The General toasts the bride's father who was a hero captured in Saigon. The General has become even more his old self since the assassination of the major. The narrator had attended the funeral of the major and taken pictures to send to Man. The General had given the major's widow an envelope of money.

The narrator asks Ms. Mori to dance and while they are dancing he notices that the General's daughter Lana is one...

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