Farewell to Manzanar - Chapter 22, Ten Thousand Voices Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 22, Ten Thousand Voices Summary and Analysis

Jeanne keeps the memory of Manzanar deep within her until it becomes almost a dream. She does not speak of it to her family, or anyone else. She tries to find a way to develop a firm foundation for herself as Woody had in Hiroshima. Jeanne begins to see Manzanar as a reason to be filled with shame. She begins to believe herself to be guilty of some colossal behavior meriting internment and separation from the community, preventing her from interaction with the community at large for the duration of the war. This shameful event prevents her from successfully joining mainstream society. She tries to appease her accusers, tries to become adequate enough to be part of social life. At the age of seventeen she realizes she needs to find a firm foundation to build...

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