Journey to Topaz - Chapter 17, Hello World Summary & Analysis

Yoshiko Uchida
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Chapter 17, Hello World Summary

As time continues to pass, many Japanese families and individuals take advantage of the opportunity to leave the Topaz internment camp for areas outside of the prohibited West Coast zone. As scarce jobs or educational opportunities become available in the Midwest and East Coast, individuals who are released from Topaz accept them.

Mr. Sakane becomes anxiously engaged in organizing and administering Topaz activities. He feels that it is best to work with the United States Army to ensure the best possible living conditions within the camp. Many other internees feel cooperation to be undesirable and prefer an antagonistic stance toward the United States government.

Spring arrives, and Emi becomes well enough to be discharged from the hospital. She returns home to Mrs. Kurihara and resumes her friendship with Yuki. Most camp internees feel their spirits brighten with spring.

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