Younger brother of Tam, Anh’s father. Uncle Five perishes on a voyage of escape out of Vietnam, six months before Anh and his own family flee the country in the aftermath of the Vietnam War. The boat he had been on with brothers Three, Seven, and Nine is shipwrecked by pirates, and he drowns.
Uncle Five Quotes in The Happiest Refugee
The The Happiest Refugee quotes below are all either spoken by Uncle Five or refer to Uncle Five . For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:).
Chapter 6 Quotes
Uncle Three passed out and woke up on a beach in Malaysia. After searching desperately for other survivors he found Uncle Nine alive. Eventually they found the dead bodies of uncles Five and Seven.
Related Characters: Anh Do (speaker), Uncle Three , Uncle Five , Uncle Seven , Uncle Nine , Pirates
Related Symbols: The Journey
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Uncle Five Character Timeline in The Happiest Refugee
The timeline below shows where the character Uncle Five appears in The Happiest Refugee. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...order. Anh’s father Tam was known as Four, among his other siblings, One, Two, Three, Five, Six, Seven, Eight, Nine. Anh’s grandmother supported all the children on the meager earnings of... (full context)
...his departure, he kisses his wife and children, Anh and Khoa, good-bye. His brothers, Uncles Five and Seven, have already died trying to escape Vietnam. (full context)
Uncle Three had left Vietnam with UnclesFive, Seven, and Nine six months before Anh and his family made their voyage of escape.... (full context)