Hidden Literary Elements Discovered in the Book: The Evacuation Notice -it is a foreshadow of fate of what is to come of the japanese families lives that reside within the states in the U.S. because of the war. The Mother's attitude toward their evacution- This was an understatement of how she really felt about everything and how it all was going to be. The way that she explained to her children that they were going away for a little while made it seem like it was a vacation, but in all reality it was a horrifyingly inaccurate dipiction of what it really was going to be like for them. Water- although a simple necessity that we all have easy access to in our lives, it was different for the japanese people at the camp. For them, water was never cold, nor all that clean, but it was a symbol of hope and survival for their race because so long as they were still allowed it, able to recieve some with every meal, it kept them feeling like they would be fine afterall. Coca Cola- This was a highly desired item for them because at the time it was the first soda made and it was new. It was a symbol of desire, our wants, and the affect little materialistic items actually have on people, and that having just some of it, just once shows that you are just that much better than someone who doesn't have it. It could also be a symbol for the love and thoughtfulness of the boy's sister because she had saved up all her money from working so that she could go into town and buy him one. Their Names- Throughout this book, all the characters have distinct first and last names that are all unique. However, the author never gives the main family in the book a first or last name. they are all referred to as the boy, the girl, the father, and the mother. This could be a foreshadow of what is to come of their existence. when they get back to the camp, all those that knew them either have gone or they are pretending they do not know the family.