Jeanne admitted that she really didn't think about him that often. She notes out that her relations with people such as Radine helps her appreciate the fact that hatred would be an undertone in her daily interactions.
The housing units were strictly for coming home at night to sleep in. She would see things in the Sears Roebuck catalogue and dream of that place out there that has all these things.
Houston and the novel Maus by Art Spiegelman the theme of suffering has a damaging effect on the human spirit. But for the adults and her older brothers and sisters, including one newlywed couple sharing a barrack with a family with two young kids, it was hell.
They found refuge at Terminal Island, a place where many Japanese families live either in some transition stage or for permanent residents.
Her mother and father are the first generation of Japanese immigrants "Issei", in Japanese to come to the United States It symbolizes the abandonment of the internment policy that had forced American-Japanese into the camps among other harsh rules and living conditions the American-Japanese had been subjected to during the war.
She began to desire the outside world.