The Vegetarian - Part 3, Flaming Trees – Section 4 Summary & Analysis

Han Kang
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Pages 170 – 183. Again, narration sates that “time passes” (170). In-hye becomes increasingly angry as she imagines what Yeong-hye experienced as she was in the forest, or practicing her handstands. In-hye imagined, at one point, what it might be like to try to physically shake some sense into Yeong-hye, and tell her that all she is doing is dying. In the present tense, In-hye packs up and leaves, Yeong-hye’s body remaining still.

Present tense continues. Back in the hospital’s lobby, In-hye watches as Yeong-hye’s doctor arrives. He is barraged with questions, which he handles politely then makes his way over to her, followed by an internist. The doctor explains that when they try to move Yeong-hye to a new ward for her new treatment, she will probably try to fight. In-hye starts to speak, but the doctor interrupts her with an...

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