Farewell to Manzanar - Chapter 14, In the Firebreak Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 14, In the Firebreak Summary and Analysis

Jeanne learns that her Papa's decision to forbid her to join the Catholic Church is right. However, the decision is just one more experience that leads to a distance between them. As the youngest child, she has always been close to her Papa, but his surprising bursts of obstinate, persistent domination increase the distance between them.

As Jeanne ages in Manzanar, she finds herself going to Woody or Chizu, his wife, for comfort. Mama is available more now than she was earlier, now that there is a more settled atmosphere in the camp. Still, she needs her brother and sister-in-law to help support and reassure her.

One day, catching a brief flash of the future, when she will be totally separated from her parents. Jeanne and her Papa are in the firebreak together, pacing in...

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