The Vegetarian - Part 3, Flaming Trees – Section 3 Summary & Analysis

Han Kang
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Pages 158 – 170. Past tense narration describes In-hye’s reflections on how things might have been different for Yeong-hye, for her marriage, and for her own marriage if she had had more courage and spoke up for herself. She recalls her final conversation with her husband (the artist from Part 2), who had called to see if she would let him spend some time with Ji-woo. She realized that he is so sensitive that if she said no, he would never call her again. She ended the conversation without giving him an answer, feeling like she does not owe him one because she does not know him. He did not call again.

Present tense narration says “time passes” (160). Yeong-hye’s eyes remain closed. In-hye looks out a window at the forest and recalls Yeong-hye’s description of her experience in the forest after running...

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