Heart of a Samurai - Chapter 6 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 6 Summary

When Manjiro looks up from the box, he sees Jolly standing there picking his teeth. Manjiro tells Jolly the food in the box was for his family. Jolly tells Manjiro he's never going to see his family again. The captain summons Manjiro to his chambers.

The captain tells Manjiro that he cannot return him and the others to Japan. He says stories of torture, imprisonment and execution for the Japanese that have left and returned prohibit the captain from taking them back to Japan. They tell each other about their families. Then, the captain plays music on his violin and reads poetry to Manjiro out of a book on the captain's desk.

Chapter 6 Analysis

Manjiro indirectly accuses Jolly of stealing the food and other treasures he hid in his box. Manjiro is taken aback by how cultured the captain is. While he's always...

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