Flashcards in chp. 2 - the samurai of bird island Deck (24):
when do the fisherman arrive at bird island?
June, 27, 1841, 12th year of Tempo, Year of the Ox
where do the fishermen find shelter on the island?
a cave in the rock
who is injured when the fishing boat capsizes?
what blocks the entrance to the cave?
a rockslide from an earthquake
who's idea was to cook the birds without using fire?
what does Goemon call the cooked bird dish?
why do the fishermen have no fire?
their flint & steel was lost at sea
what animal does Manjiro wish he could become?
why does Manjiro wish to become this animal?
to fly home
why is Manjiro's wish to become a samurai impossible?
Manjiro was not born into a samurai family
what is Bushido?
the samurai code of conduct
why can't the fishermen return to Japan?
there is a law that anyone who leaves Japan may not return and will be put to death if they do
why are fishermen not allowed to go far beyond the shores of Japan?
they may be contaminated by barbarian ideas if they sail beyond the shores of Japan
who are the samurai of Bird Island?
Manjiro & Goemon
what do the samurai of Bird Island swear to do?
to defend the island and each other's honor from barbarians
what happens to their supply of birds?
the birds fly away from the island
what do Denzo and Manjiro discover at the top of the island?
the discovery of the graves reminds Manjiro of:
his father's death and his mother in Japan
what brings back hope to the fishermen?
Manjiro realizes that someone built the graves and the survivor(s) must have been rescued
what did the snail in the tide pool trace?
why are Manjiro and the snail alike?
they both have no idea what lies beyond their own small worlds
what does Manjiro spot when he looks up from the tide pool?
how does Manjiro get the attention of the men in the boats?
he dives into the sea and swims to one of the boats