Snow Falling on Cedars - Chapter 14 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 14 Summary

On February 14, 1942, two government agents comes to the Imadas' home and confiscate all of their Japanese heirlooms, as well as the dynamite they use to remove stumps from their fields. Then they arrest Hisao and several other prominent Japanese men on the island and ship them off to prisons and internment camps in the central United States.

With her father arrested and her mother frantic, Hatsue walks through the woods in order to think about all the craziness that is happening around her. However, her musings are interrupted when Ishmael finds her out in the woods. Ishmael seizes on the opportunity and finally tells her that he loves her, but Hatsue does not think that there is any hope in a relationship between a Japanese girl and a white boy.

On March 21, 1942, the War Relocation Department tells the Japanese people on the island that they have 8 days...

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