The Happiest Refugee

by

Anh Do

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Uncle Seven Character Analysis

Younger brother of Tam, Anh’s father. Uncle Seven 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, Five, and Nine is shipwrecked by pirates, and he drowns.

Uncle Seven Quotes in The Happiest Refugee

The The Happiest Refugee quotes below are all either spoken by Uncle Seven or refer to Uncle Seven . 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:
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). Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Allen & Unwin edition of The Happiest Refugee published in 2010.
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
Page Number: 70
Explanation and Analysis:
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Uncle Seven Character Timeline in The Happiest Refugee

The timeline below shows where the character Uncle Seven appears in The Happiest Refugee. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 1
Poverty and Hardship Theme Icon
Family and Community Theme Icon
...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 her husband’s... (full context)
Chapter 2
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Poverty and Hardship Theme Icon
Courage and Perseverance Theme Icon
Family and Community Theme Icon
...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)
Chapter 6
Migration and Luck Theme Icon
Poverty and Hardship Theme Icon
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Uncle Three had left Vietnam with UnclesFive, Seven, and Nine six months before Anh and his family made their voyage of escape. On... (full context)