Farewell to Manzanar

Explain why Jeanne's mother broke the family china before leaving Terminal Island. What does the incident reveal about her as a per-son? About the way her life seemed to be spinning out of control?

Chapters 1-5 possibly

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When the dealer offers Mama only $17 for her fine China, Mama throws the dishes at him instead of selling them. Mama is a proud person but also under tremendous stress. Both her pride and her stress affect her.