Snow Falling on Cedars - Study Guide Chapter 20 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 20 Summary

Susan Marie Heine, Carl's widow, takes the stand and the story flashes back to September 15, 1954, the day before Carl died. Kabuo comes to visit the Heines' in order to talk about buying the 7 acres that Zenhichi Miyamoto attempted to purchase from Carl Heine Sr. The two men go out into the fields to talk and, eventually, Carl returns alone and explains Kabuo's visit to Susan Marie. Though Carl told Kabuo that he would think about it, Kabuo walked off angrily.

Chapter 20 Analysis

The Heines' marriage is based almost entirely on sex and is, therefore, representative of sex as the key component in a happy marriage. Their excellent sex life ensures that they stay together and are happy.

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