The Sympathizer Discussion Questions

Instructor: Kerry Gray

Kerry has been a teacher and an administrator for more than twenty years. She has a Master of Education degree.

'The Sympathizer' is a Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Viet Thanh Nguyen about a man who is living among leaders of the South Vietnamese army while spying for the Viet Cong. This asset contains classroom discussion questions about this book.

The Sympathizer

Viet Thanh Nguyen's The Sympathizer explores the conflicting loyalties of a captain in the South Vietnamese army who is also a communist sympathizer working on behalf of the enemy. The questions in this asset will guide classroom discussions about this novel.

Chapter 1-8

The questions in this section discuss the narrator's background as a Vietnamese refugee and his dual relationships with other characters.

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