Heart of a Samurai - Chapter 7 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 7 Summary

Manjiro continues to learn while onboard the John Howland. He ponders at how the English words can have two meanings. Instead of identifying the sailors by hair and eye color, Manjiro has also learned their names. He's even become friends with most of the sailors, although, Jolly still isn't friendly with him.

One day while scrubbing, the sailors tell them that most of them are from America. They are surprised that Manjiro doesn't know what America is. They say that's where they are bringing all the whale oil—to light lamps in America. When the captain comes to talk to Manjiro, they talk about America being a land of opportunities. The captain asks Manjiro what his hopes and dreams are.

Chapter 7 Analysis

Manjiro is starting to break down the cultural and ethnic barriers. He no longer sees the sailors as barbarians. He...

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