The Sympathizer

The Sympathizer


Viet Thanh Nguyen

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The Tall Sergeant Character Analysis

One of the four Vietnamese extras playing Viet Cong in The Hamlet, known in the film as King Cong. He participates in a scene in which he and the other extras torture James Yoon’s character, Binh. He, along with the other extras, is a refugee and a former South Vietnamese Army soldier.
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The Tall Sergeant Character Timeline in The Sympathizer

The timeline below shows where the character The Tall Sergeant appears in The Sympathizer. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 10
Asian Identity in the United States Theme Icon
...because torture has nothing to do with “acting natural.” When the Auteur asks what’s wrong, the tall sergeant says that everything’s fine. (full context)
Chapter 11
Moral Ambivalence and Purpose Theme Icon
...come with a fruit basket and a bottle of Johnnie Walker. One of the “torturers,” the tall sergeant , says that the gifts aren’t from them but from the Auteur. (full context)
Moral Ambivalence and Purpose Theme Icon
The tall sergeant says that there’s a rumor that the incident wasn’t an accident. He and the other... (full context)