No-No Boy - Chapter 7 Summary & Analysis

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In Portland, Ichiro begins to look for a job. He goes to apply for a position as a hotel porter, but doesn’t feel he can fill out the application honestly, and leaves. He goes to an engineering firm where he meets the owner, Mr. Carrick, a non-Japanese man with a great deal of sympathy for what Japanese-Americans went through during the war years. He offers Ichiro a job, but Ichiro begins to realize he needs to go home to Seattle and settle his problems there, so he refuses. Mr. Carrick’s kindness makes him realize some Americans are good people who don’t blame Japanese-Americans for the war.

Ichiro goes to a restaurant where he encounters a young Japanese waiter who shows off about being a veteran, which makes Ichiro very angry. Ichiro goes to the hospital to say goodbye to Kenji, who is not...

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