Moloka'i - Part Three-Kapu! Chapters 15 & 16 Summary & Analysis

Alan Brennert
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Part Three-Kapu! Chapters 15 & 16 Summary

Chapter fifteen opens in 1911 with a letter from Henry. He tells Rachel that he cannot go to sea anymore. When his health worsens, he is at first delighted because he believes he has leprosy and can go live with Rachel. Henry does not have leprosy. He has gout.

Emily's health deteriorates, and Rachel moves in. After Emily dies, Lani is excited to show Rachel something. Lani shows Rachel her chest and what she believes are female breasts. Rachel believes that the changes might be tumors and convinces Lani to see Dr. Goodhue. While Rachel and Lani wait to see the doctor, they meet a young Japanese man. Dr. Goodhue says that Lani's breasts are the result of a hormonal imbalance that has caused her to grow breasts. Lani is ecstatic and believes her prayers to be a woman have...

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