Anna Kim (The Great Homecoming)

Topic 1:  Anna Kim’s Eve Moon: A Dangerous Secret Agent?
In Anna Kim’s The Great Homecoming, Yunho Kang tells Hanna about his memories of the Korean War, and the Partition into North and South Korea. His story includes a mysterious female character who goes by the name of “Eve Moon.”
Your paper should address the question of why Eve Moon is represented as a secret agent (i.e., a spy – or even double-agent). What is your thesis as to why this female character is represented in such powerfully negative terms?
Be sure to explain the historical situation as described in the book in relation to Eve Moon, e.g. whether she works for North Korea, South Korea, the United States, or both; how many identities she has, when she changes them, etc. Be precise as to the information the reader receives (or does not receive) about Eve Moon.  
Most importantly, be sure to state your thesis – at the beginning and throughout your paper – about what you think the reader should make of this female figure: why would a woman writer create a female character who is deceptive and dangerous?
Be sure to provide evidence in the form of direct quotations to support your thesis. Remember that this is a longer paper. You have room to go into detail. Start writing early and revise your drafts as you go along.  
 
Topic 2: Anna Kim’s Eve Moon: A Victim of Circumstances?
In Anna Kim’s novel The Great Homecoming, Yunho Kang tells Hanna about his memories of the Korean War, and the Partition into North and South Korea. His story includes a mysterious female character, who goes by the name of “Eve Moon.”
Your paper should address the question of how the reader might consider this character a victim of circumstances beyond her control. What is your thesis as to why someone in Eve Moon’s situation might survive only by hiding her identity and acting deceptively?
Be sure to explain the historical situation as described in the book in relation to Eve Moon, e.g. where she comes from; what she does, how she reacts to a given situation, what motivates her, etc. Be precise as to the information the reader receives (or does not receive) about Eve Moon. 
Most importantly, be sure to state your thesis – at the beginning and throughout – about what you think the reader should make of this female figure: how do you think the author might have invited sympathy for what seems to be on the surface a rather negative portrayal?
Be sure to provide evidence in the form of direct quotations to support your thesis. Remember that this is a longer paper. You have room to go into detail. Start writing early and revise your drafts as you go along.