When We Were Orphans - Study Guide Chapter 7 Summary & Analysis

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Akira's return is permanent. Evidently, he is not Japanese enough and was tormented by classmates, teachers and relatives alike. His unhappiness is such that his parents feel compelled to bring him back. Thereafter, however, Akira is constantly afraid of being sent back. Perhaps to compensate for this fear, Akira becomes obsessed with doing something very brave. He comes up with a plan to steal the "magic lotion" from one of the servant's room. This servant is one that Akira believes to have a collection of hands in his room, as well as other supernatural powers. He and Christopher accomplish this, but then are faced with the prospect of having to return it. Akira is very scared to go back in the room, but he is more scared about his parents finding out that he had taken the bottle. He is torn between the need to return the...

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