This is just a quick thought that I had in class today about things that have happened in Okada’s book so far.
The Kamasukas lost their son who fought for the U.S. in WWII. And then Ichiro’s mom takes Ichiro over to their home to make them feel worse about their son’s death! She pretty much tells them that if Bob had just pledged allegiance to Japan like Ichiro, he might still be alive. But I think that the Kamasukas bought the house and put down permanent roots in America because they needed to believe that their son’s death was not in vain. He died for a country and they need to live in that country to see that his death was worth it for their life in America.