Summary Of Hotel On The Corner Of Bitter And Sweet

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In Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford the structure could be defined as an epic hero structure, because Henry Lee faces many trials and tribulations with the help of an older mentor; and gains self knowledge as well as a new insight on Chinese Japanese relations. “ … the hero is given a resource or special gift by an older mentor for use in his or her journey.” (Campbell). “‘No matter what happens to us, Henry, we’re still Americans. And we need to be together… wherever they take us. But I’m proud of you’ …” (Ford 134). Arguably, Henry had multiple mentors (eg: Keiko, Sheldon, Mr. Okabe, Mrs. Beatty); however, the one who taught him the greatest lesson of all was Mr. Okabe. He gave Henry insight on what is meant to be an
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