Ka-ke, Near Hiroshima: April 1946
Theme In Relation to the Novel
"It was the bomb," Toyo explains. "Even here, fifteen miles away, like an earthquake sent to rip the world in two" (Housron 142.)
Theme of the Chapter
"He'd never seen it before, never thought to compare himself with Papa, never dared. Now he knows what he should have said while Toyo knelt there" (Houston 148.)
- The entire chapter is italicized to indicate that the chapter takes place in the future.
- The italicized text indicates a drastic change in point of view and overall mood of the text changes to an almost relived feeling.