Through the Arc of the Rainforest - Part I: The Beginning (Chapters 1-3) Summary & Analysis

Karen Tei Yamashita
This Study Guide consists of approximately 38 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Through the Arc of the Rainforest.
This section contains 981 words
(approx. 3 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy the Through the Arc of the Rainforest Study Guide

Summary

Each part is divided into six chapters. The six chapters of Part I are each titled after one of the novel’s main characters, with the exception of Chapter 4, which is named after the major multinational company that gets involved in Brazil.

Chapter 1 opens with the cryptic statement: “I was brought back by a memory.” The identity of “I” is not stated, and the memory is not specified. The still unidentified narrator introduces a young boy named Kazumasa Ishimaru, growing up in Japan. One day, while he is playing by the seaside, a “flying mass of fire” (3) plunges into the waves, spreading debris like “tempura dipped in batter [being] plunged into hot oil” (3-4). Later, Kazumasa’s mother notes a “tiny sphere whirling on its axis” (4) a couple inches from her son’s face and that seems connected to...

(read more from the Part I: The Beginning (Chapters 1-3) Summary)

This section contains 981 words
(approx. 3 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy the Through the Arc of the Rainforest Study Guide
Copyrights
BookRags
Through the Arc of the Rainforest from BookRags. (c)2017 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook