The Sympathizer - Chapters 10-12 Summary & Analysis

Viet Thanh Nguyen
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At the beginning of Chapter 10 the Auteur arrives and throws himself a welcome party. He hires local men to dress as cannibals and strippers to play white women being boiled alive as entertainment. The boat people are not at the party, so the narrator is the only Vietnamese person there. The narrator remarks that although he is not one of the boat people, he feels sympathy for them.

During the party the Auteur sits at the edge of the dance floor and chats with the Thespian, one of the stars of the movie, while Violet flirts with the Idol, who is another of the stars. The narrator goes to the table where the actors playing the Vietnamese parts are sitting. The Auteur has made some of the changes suggested by the narrator, including adding three Vietnamese characters with speaking parts. The parts are...

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