Carl Heine, Sr.’s wife and Carl Heine Jr.’s mother. She is hateful and prejudiced against people of Japanese descent. She is from Bavaria and still speaks with an accent. Etta lived on San Piedro until her husband’s heart attack in 1944. After Carl Sr.’s death, Etta moves and sells her husband’s strawberry fields—including the seven acres of it that had belonged (albeit, secretly) to the Miyamoto family. When Kabuo Miyamoto approaches Etta about the land after the war, she refuses to help him. Etta also testifies against Kabuo Miyamoto in court, claiming that Kabuo holds a vicious grudge against her and her family for selling his family’s land and that this motivated him to murder Carl.
Etta Heine Character Timeline in Snow Falling on Cedars
The timeline below shows where the character Etta Heine appears in Snow Falling on Cedars. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...old-time island stock.” His grandfather and father (Carl Sr.) had been strawberry farmers. Carl’s mother, Etta, had sold his father’s strawberry fields after his death in 1944. The Heines were “hard-toiling,... (full context)
...away. When the court returns after the recess, it’s Carl Heine’s mother’s turn to testify. Etta Heine is a weathered old woman who spent decades working alongside her husband, Carl Sr.,... (full context)
...sell his newly purchased land. Susan Marie had guessed it was because of the hate Etta harbored against the Miyamotos. Still, Carl insisted it wasn’t about that; rather, he said, “it... (full context)