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Unformatted text preview: combined with Lees harsh Korean upbringing teaches Henry to hide his emotions and shapes him into the perfect spy. It seems that this process of alienation by society combined with his cultural heritage is what helps Henry become one of the model minority. However, while being part of a minority who has overcome challenging barriers and prejudices in order to succeed in a foreign country, Henry continues to struggle with the issue of his identity as a Korean and an American. The fact that he is a spy, a part of a model minority, only serves to alienate him further from his American wife and from society. Native Speaker utilizes this idea of a model minority in order to explore the issues at hand on labeling a people as a minority and treating them as so....
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- Fall '08