Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet - Farewell (1942) - Meeting at the Panama (1945) Summary & Analysis

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In the section “Farewell (1942),” when Henry left the internment camp, Keiko asked him to write to her and not to worry. Despite the atmosphere with the barbed wire and guard towers, Henry smiled because he realized that he loved Keiko.

In the section “Angry Home (1942),” Henry arrived at home to discover a black suit laid out on his bed. At first he was afraid his father had died, but then he noticed the cruise ship tickets for passage to China in the pocket. His mother spoke to him from the doorway telling him that the tickets were from her and his father. Because Japan was losing the war, it was safe for him to go to Canton and finish his schooling. Instead of seeing the trip to China as an opportunity, Henry believed his father was trying to keep...

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