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Snow Falling on Cedars: A Reaction Piece

Summary: A reaction to reading David Guterson's novel Snow Falling on Cedars. Certain characters in the novel, including Kabou Miyamoto and Ishmael Chambers; the detrimental effects of racial prejudice, the novel's major theme; the physical and emotional effects of war brought out in the story; and the omniscient narrator all combine to pique the reader's interest.
One character who I greatly admire is Kabou Miyamoto. The novel opens with the reader being informed that Kabuo, a Japanese-American, is accused of the premeditated, first-degree murder of Carl Heine. Kabou's demeanor and expression in the courtroom and in his contact with others in the community is an important focus of the novel. In the opening chapter, Kabuo sits proud and silent. The onlookers interpret this as disdain for the proceedings or as an attempt to veil his fear. Yet, his face is expressionless. Kabuo's unreadable appearance is a source of uneasiness for others. For instance, Ole Jurgensen distinctly remembers how Kabuo stiffened and the politeness left his face when he told Kabuo that Carl Heine had purchased the land. Ole even makes a point of telling Carl about Kabuo's expression. Sheriff Art Moran also looks into Kabuo's face, just before arresting...

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