The Sun is Also a Star

The Sun is Also a Star

by

Nicola Yoon

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The Waitress Character Analysis

The waitress is a middle-aged Korean woman who works at Daniel's favorite Korean restaurant. She rudely refuses to give Natasha a fork and tells Daniel to teach her to use chopsticks, but the reader later learns why she behaves this way: her own son married a white girl, and her husband refused to allow their son to maintain a relationship with them because of that choice. Because of this, the waitress believes that people like Natasha—that is, non-Koreans—"take" Korean children away from their families.
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The Waitress Character Timeline in The Sun is Also a Star

The timeline below shows where the character The Waitress appears in The Sun is Also a Star. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 60
Immigration and the American Dream Theme Icon
...a time a friend asked if it was dog, but Natasha doesn't ask. When the waitress hands Natasha chopsticks, Natasha asks for a fork. The waitress tells Daniel to teach his... (full context)
Immigration and the American Dream Theme Icon
Passion vs. Reason Theme Icon
Interconnectedness and Destiny Theme Icon
The waitress arrives with seafood soup and two uncooked eggs. Daniel explains that it's called soon dubu,... (full context)
Chapter 61
Immigration and the American Dream Theme Icon
Interconnectedness and Destiny Theme Icon
The waitress, who has a Korean accent, says that Daniel needs to teach his girlfriend to use... (full context)
Chapter 72
Passion vs. Reason Theme Icon
Interconnectedness and Destiny Theme Icon
Isolation vs. Connection Theme Icon
Natasha thinks that she and Daniel would still be kissing if their waitress hadn't returned. Natasha wants to take Daniel to the Museum of Natural History, her favorite... (full context)