So Far from the Bamboo Grove - Chapter 6 Summary & Analysis

Yoko Kawashima Watkins
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Chapter 6 Summary

As Hideyo makes his way to Seoul, he fights starvation by eating mushrooms and tries his best to stay warm in the cold fall air. A squad of Korean Communist soldiers causes him to lose the railroad tracks, but he comes back upon them. He sees a group of Japanese people walking along the tracks, and the Korean Communists gun them down. Hideyo decides that paralleling the tracks through the forest is the only safe way to continue on.

The weather becomes colder, and Hideyo nears starvation and freezing to death. While caught in a blizzard, he loses consciousness, as he tries to make it to an occupied farmhouse.

Chapter 6 Analysis

Like the rest of the family, Hideyo is a survivor. He uses whatever resources are at hand for sustenance and keeps moving. He also recognizes danger when he sees it, although the...

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