Heart of a Samurai Topics for Discussion

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Who is Manjiro? Why is he so anxious to learn English and everything he can while onboard the John Howland? What does Manjiro recall about his life before leaving Japan? Why is this important? How does it change his life?

Discuss the relationship between Manjiro and Goemon. Are they friends or something else? Is there guilt or a sense of obligation in their relationship? How does Manjiro feel about Goemon? How does Goemon feel about Manjiro?

Discuss the relationship between Manjiro and Captain Whitfield. Are they friends or something else? Is there guilt or a sense of obligation in their relationship? How does Manjiro feel about Captain Whitfield? How does Captain Whitfield feel about Manjiro?

Who is the true Captain Whitfield? Why does he want Manjiro to come live with him? Why does the captain give up sailing? Do you think the captain and...

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