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Tears of Autumn

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Bethany Smith

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Transcript of Tears of Autumn

By Yoshiko Uchida
Tears of Autumn
The exposition of the story is when Hana Omiya is moving is moving to America from Japan because her uncle wanted her to and she listened to him.

The rising action of the story is when she is discussing to her family about moving to America.
The climax of the story is when she arrives to America and she has to marry a merchant but has to live with a farmer and she has to work as a farmer also.
The falling action of the story is when she meets Taro San on a boat.
The resolution is when she meets Taro San on a boat and she finds out that he is already going bald and his face is pale, Taro San apoligizes for the early photo his parents have given her and that he no longer resembles the young Taro San he used to be.

J. Turbulent- Marked by wild, irregular motion.
Relentless- Continuing without stopping; endless.
Affluence- Wealth; abundance.
Radical- Favoring change in the social structure.
Recoiled- Drawn back in disgust.
Degrading- Insulting; dishonorable.
Background Info

A. The title of our story is Tears of Autumn by Yoshiko Uchida. Yoshiko Uchida were forced to leave their homes along with 100,000 other Japanese people because they were caught up in the American Naval base in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii attack that brought them into World War II. They were "resettled" in Wartime Relocation Agency camps that were guarded by armed soldiers, and had to live in horses' stables.
Summary of
Tears of Autumn
The conflict of the story is when Hana Omiya finds out that her uncle wants her to move to America. She also finds out that she is marrying a merchant but she is going to live with a farmer, sinse she is going to live with a farmer she has to work as one to.

Hana Omiya is a girl from Japan. She was very eager to escape from her village and the encirclement of her family.
Her uncle was telling her mother how his friends son, Taro San, was looking to marry, and he needed a wife. Hana didn't want to marry anyone but she knew that she would have to sooner or later, so she volunteered to marry him.
When she meets Taro San she is surprised to see that he is already going bald.
The books ends with them going on the boat, making their way to Taro San's home.
"Alien Land"- Makes the reader think the people on the boat think America is a scary unknown land.
"Turbulent November Sea"- Makes the reader think its a treacherous and dangerous sea full of monsters.

"Relentless smell of fish"- The main character is in a fishing boat being used to travel from Japan to America. pg. 265
"His death 15 years ago"- It makes the reader a little sad and draws the readers attention from the word "death". pg. 265
"I must find a nice young bride"- Makes the reader feel hopeful and happy. pg. 266
"Stood at the railing of the small ship that shuddered towards America."- Makes the reader wonder why Hana is going to America. pg. 267
"Traveling to the alien land."- Makes the reader think they think America is a unknown, weird land. pg. 267
"Means of escaping both the village and the encirclement of her family."- Makes the reader think Hana hates her family and the village. pg. 268
Basic Plot of The Story


The theme of this story would probably be to take chances like Hana Omiya did, she didn't know if it was the right choice to move to America, but when she got there she finally did realize that it was a good choice. Even though she didn't know what it would be like she still took the chance. life is about taking chances. "it might be a very good life in America" page:267

Hana Omiya is the main character. She is a 21 year old girl who is very brave and eager to get out of her village.
Evidence: "She wanted to escape the smothering strictures of live in her village." pg. 267
Taro San is another character in the story. He is the man that Hana Omiya is arranged to get married to. He is a gentlemen.
Evidence: "He quickly made arrangements to have her baggage sent to Oakland, then led her carefully along the rain-slick pier toward the streetcar that would take them to the ferry." pg. 272
A more minor character is her uncle, Oji San. Her uncle is critical of Hana Omiya, but he is also very helpful.
Evidence: "I want to find for him a fine young woman who is strong and brave enonught to cross the ocean" pg. 266
The last character is Hana Omiya's mother. She is respectful, and protective of her daughter.
Evidence: "Hana was her youngest and she was lavished upon her the attention and latitude of often befall the last child. How could she permit her to travel so far, even to marry the son of Takeda who was known to her brother? pg. 267
The setting of
Tears of Autumn
is in a couple different places.
The first one is on her journey to America on the boat.
The second more minor setting is in her village in Japan, Oka Village.
The final setting is on another boat while she is going to Oakland with Taro San.
Evidence: "Oakland is just across the bay" pg. 272, "and she longed with childlike intensity to be home again in Oka Village." pg. 265
Point of view
The point of view of the story is third person limited because in this story it uses words such as "he", "she", "them", and "they".
Evidence: "She was thin and small" pg. 265, "Their money was gone" pg. 266, "They all nodded," pg. 266.
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