The Vegetarian - Part 2, The Mongolian Mark – Section 5 Summary & Analysis

Han Kang
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Pages 111 – 119. The artist arrives at Yeong-hye’s apartment, carrying his video equipment which is soon forgotten as his desire takes over. He pulls off his clothes, gets into bed with the woman there, and has fast, intense sex with her, narration describing his awareness of strange sounds that he realizes are coming from him.

In the aftermath of this first quick round of sex, the artist sets up his camcorder and prepares the space for filming, wondering whether he will get the images he wants. “Would their bodies look like overlapping petals, as they had with her and J? Would they seem like one body, a hybrid of plant, animal, and human?” (113). As filming continues and as passion takes over, the artist manages to stop recording just before his climax: “the image he’d wanted to capture on film had...

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