The Vegetarian - Part 2, Mongolian Mark – Section 3 Summary & Analysis

Han Kang
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Pages 85 – 96. Yeong-hye dresses herself and has a cup of something hot and steaming. Watching her, the artist contemplates how controlled and self-contained she seems; how repulsed he is by the thought of her and her ex-husband together; and how powerful her body seems to be (“a body which said so much and yet was no more than itself” (87). When she is ready, he paints her again, this time the front of her body in colors and shapes that evoke the flowers of daytime (her back being covered with the flowers of night). He again films her, shooting both front and back from a different angle and ending with a close-up of her face.

As she and the artist are leaving, Yeong-hye asks how difficult it will be to get the paint off, saying she does not want it to come off...

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