Heart of a Samurai - Chapter 5 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 5 Summary

Manjiro watches as the sailors cut up the whale carcass. He finds out that they are pulling oil from the whale. Manjiro is exhausted but he is so anxious to learn that he doesn't want to miss anything. Denzo asks Manjiro if he participated with the sailors, and Manjiro says he did. Denzo say the sailors are wasting so much of the whale by just pulling out the oil and a waxy white substance from the whale's head.

Manjiro starts to ponder of he is losing himself in the ways of the barbarians, when Denzo points this out to him. When Manjiro returns to his room to think about, he pulls his small box of treasures out from underneath his bed. When he opens the box, it is empty.

Chapter 5 Analysis

Denzo points out another cultural difference. This time it is that when...

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