"Re-entry" Chapter Overview
From Farewell to Manzanar
-Evidence: "Before the war he always preferred offbeat, unpredictable cars that no one else of his acquaintance would be likely to own." (Houston 149)
-Inference: Papa likes to set himself apart from his peers. He takes pride in being different and unique.
-Character: Papa and Mama
-Evidence: "Papa would never accept anything like a cannery job. And if he did Mama's shame would be greater than his..." (Houston 155)
-Inference: Both Papa and Mama are too proud to accept Papa taking a cannery job when he used to work on his own boat. It would be a major blow to their pride if he had to stoop that low.
AP Literary Terms
-Reasoning: prelude to events in chapter 29
-Tone: suspense, worry