Snow Falling on Cedars - Chapter 11 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 11 Summary

After the court is dismissed for the evening, Kabuo Miyamoto sits in his cell looking into a mirror. He is trying to figure out why his wife said he looks like one of Tojo's soldiers but he cannot find the dangerous face that she described. However, without thinking about it, he suddenly sees a shockingly cold face staring back at him from the mirror. It is the face of a war veteran who has seen the rigors of combat and has hardened up from everything that he has seen and done. Kabuo does not want to look like this but he simply knows that that is just the way he is.

As Kabuo thinks about this cold face, the story flashes back to the day that he tells Hatsue that he is enlisting in the army. Though Hatsue does not understand why he would want to enlist...

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