Heart of a Samurai Setting & Symbolism

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Bird Island

Bird Island is the deserted island where the Japanese fishermen live when they are shipwrecked. The fishermen call it Bird Island because when they first arrive there, there are hundreds of birds living on the island. This is also the island where the American sailors rescue the Japanese fishermen.

Graveyard

While on Bird Island, Manjiro comes across a graveyard. He sees two tombstones there and assumes the people shipwrecked here before died. Manjiro's hope is renewed when one of the other fishermen suggests that if there are two graves that someone else had to have been on the island at one time to bury the dead.

Cave

When the fishermen first arrive on Bird Island, they use the cave as their shelter. The cave is very cold, but it does protect the fishermen from the rain and wind. The opening of the cave ends up getting...

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