Heart of a Samurai - Chapter 9 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 9 Summary

While in Honolulu, Manjiro and the others are invited to Dr. Gerrit Judd's house. he wants to see if they can identity some coins and a pipe he acquired from other shipwrecked fishermen. The Japanese verify that the items are from Japan.

Then, the captain takes out a map. The fishermen marvel at how small and insignificant Japan looks on the map. The captain points out the city in Massachusetts, where he is from. After looking at the map, Manjiro decides that he's going to America.

Chapter 9 Analysis

The Japanese fishermen do not believe that there country is as small and insignificant as it appears on the map the captain shows them. The captain and Manjiro both believe that the Japanese cannot truly evaluate the size or shape of Japan because they do not allow the Japanese to come and go from the...

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