The Vegetarian - Part 1, The Vegetarian – Section 3 Summary & Analysis

Han Kang
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Pages 33 – 52. The family gathering begins, centered around a lavish meal prepared by Yeong-hye’s sister, In-hye. In-hye’s husband, who plays a significant role in this section, is never identified by name. Mr. Cheong describes him as an artist living off his wife’s money, and someone whose freedom Mr. Cheong envies. Conversation at the dinner party is at first polite and discreet, with Mr. Cheong surprised – and not surprised – to notice that once again, his wife is not wearing a bra. At the table, the conversation turns aggressive, with almost everyone in the family taking a turn trying to convince Yeong-hye to eat. She continues to refuse. Eventually, her father speaks to her quite angrily, slaps her face, and forces a piece of meat into her mouth. Yeong-hye spits the food out, grabs a knife, and cuts into her wrists...

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