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The Embassy of Cambodia

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Sabrina Thompson

on 1 February 2016

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Transcript of The Embassy of Cambodia

The Embassy of Cambodia
by Zadie Smith

by Zadie Smith
The Embassy of Cambodia
Fatou vs. Society:

Minority vs. Discrimination

Minorities will always be discriminated against by other people's words and actions and the way to not let it diminish a minority is for them to have hope for a better future.
Theme + Song
Tone: hopeful
Sabrina Thompson, Kayla Nuttall, Riley Shute, Nadia Sandoval
POV: third person limited omniscient

"we, the people of Willesden..."
Fatou calls Andrew.
Andrew informs Fatou that it will be alright.
Fatou turns to Andrew for help. The conflict is not resolved.
Fatou saves Asma from dieing literally.
Andrew Okonkwo
Mr. and Mrs. Derawal
Statue of Liberty men
Fatou’s Father
The Embassy of Cambodia
Swimming Pool
Statue of Liberty men
Oyster Card


Fatou's situation
Abuse of freedom

“At the wall, she turned and looked for Andrew. His method, such as it was, involved dipping deep under the water hanging there like a hippo, then batting his arms till he crested for air, then diving down again and hanging…by the time he reached the wall he was panting like a maniac.”

One day, she was sitting on a benach near a fountain, and spotted something odd in the bushes. A tint of green paint A gold spray can. A Statue of Liberty costume. An identity card with the name Rajib Devanga. One shoe. An empty wallet. A plastic tub with a slit cut into the topmeant for coins and euro notes-empty. A little stain of what looked like blood on this tub.
‘“The children are grown. We need a housekeeper, one who cleans properly. These days, you care more about the children than the cleaning,” Mrs. Derawal added, though Fatou had never cared for the children, not even slightly. “And that is of no use to us”’
"Pock, smash. Pock, smash."
death of children
God and Devil
Fatou is a foreign imagrant who has worked as a house keeper her whole life.
The Derawals are prideful. Therefore fire Fatou.
"Walking out into the cold gray, Fatou felt a sense of brightness, of being washed clean, that neither the weather nor her new circumstance could dim".
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