Farewell to Manzanar - Chapter 15, Departures Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 15, Departures Summary and Analysis

Jeanne feels the uncertainty of her family as they begin to separate. Many in Manzanar are leaving, including members of her family. She can see the separation of her family becoming more of a reality. In the months following the birth of Eleanor's baby, many in the camp move out. By the end of 1944, only about 6,000 people are still living in Manzanar. Many have left for jobs inland, or to join the Army. Manzanar is being vacated. Jeanne's Mama and Papa draw closer together during this time, with Jeanne trying to be a part of their closeness. This foreshadows the time when Jeanne will find herself alone.

Of the Wakatsuki family, Eleanor and Shig and their baby son are the first to leave. Eleanor goes back to Reno to live with friends. Shig is in the Army. Woody is...

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