Analysis Of Snow Falling On Cedars By David Guterson

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Ishmael Chambers is the protagonist of David Guterson's Snow Falling On Cedars. Ishmael takes over his father’s job at the local newspaper after he dies. Ishmael is also a veteran who lost his arm in the war. Experiencing the trauma of war and having his heart broken by his high school love, Hatsue Imada, has caused Ishmael to remain bitter and disconsolate. Guterson creates parallelism between Ishmael, and Kabuo Miyamoto, also a veteran, is a Japanese man accused of murdering a white man.Guterson compares and contrasts how the war has affected these two men. A similarity between Kabuo and Ishmael is the baggage they carry from the war. Both men lost something in the war that ultimately led to their sorrow. Ishmael lost his arm, his relationship

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