The abuses did not stop there. After the Pearl Harbor bombing in 1941, the Americans treated the Japanese even more poorly than before. Americans viewed anyone of Japanese descent as dangerous and disloyal (Ikeda). This led to the signing of the Executive Order 9066 by President Roosevelt in February 1942 which allowed the military to remove Japanese Americans from their homes and put them into internment camps (Ikeda). Because of these discriminating views made by the Americans, Japanese Americans suffered from a variety of effects in their relocation camps.
So the hysteria was understable. The question was whether or not to do anything about it, and for an angry, grief stricken America, internment camps were the answer. Mass hysteria of the Japanese caused the urge for government issue of executive order 9066 to satisfy the anti-Japanese groups and to rid of all the fear. The order was based on a false claim. The day of, Japanese Americans were given 48 hours to leave their homes a... ... middle of paper ... ...f American citizens of Japanese ancestry and resident aliens from Japan.The Japanese attempted to fight back and prove their innocence.The most famous case, Korematsu v. United States shows that.
The world is filled with different kinds of hatred caused by different reasons. For instance, people may hate others because of their gender, or for having different beliefs. Perhaps people hate others based on their cultural representation instead of who they really are as an individual, whether that representation is a religion or a race. This single fact of racial discrimination has caused many terrible and tragic events in history such as the holocaust, slavery, and among them is the evacuation and relocation of Japanese Canadians during World War II. In the novels ¡®Obasan¡¯ and ¡®Itsuka¡¯ by Joy Kogawa, the main protagonist Naomi and her family go through the mistreatment and racial discrimination, which occurred to all Japanese Canadians during World War II.
And that goes for all of them!” (Stanley 16-17). This feeling of hate was common in America at this time, reflecting a tendency to confuse the enemy nation of Japan with American citizens of Japanese ancestry. A poll conducted in March 1942 found that 93 percent of Americans supported the evacuation of alien Japanese, and 59 percent supported the removal of Japanese- Americans who were citizens (23-24). Americans acc... ... middle of paper ... ...o prove his innocence. The jury followed their emotions and the lead of the counselor to do their patriotic duty.
These outcasts are the ones that trigger emotions within the audience, ranging all over the emotional spectrum: from anger to shock to envy. Many authors, especially those who lived and wrote during times of repression of groups and urges for social change, wrote “outcast” characters that were shocking to the time. Kate Chopin and Sandra Cisneros, two authors from two separate eras of history, portray the main characters in their stories as outsiders within their respective environments. In Chopin’s The Awakening (1899), Edna Pontellier struggles with the demands that society expects her to fulfill. In Cisneros story, “Woman Hollering Creek” (1991), Cleófilas has moved to a new country with a new husband, and struggles to find her place between two separate cultures, while dealing with an abusive relationship.
Chronicle of a Death Foretold Commentary Most often is it human nature to blame our problems on something or someone else. For example, the cliché excuse of “my dog ate my homework.” It is very hard to accept our own faults but very easy to blame others for it. Similarly, Angela Vicario blames Santiago Nasar for taking her virginity, though most likely, he did not. On pages 46-47, of the novel Chronicle of a Death Foretold by Garcia Marquez, the narrator creates an overall mood of misery and brutality to show how bad situations can cause people to resort to blaming others for their own guilt. Angela Vicario is returned to her home on the night of the wedding when her spouse, Bayardo, finds that she is not a virgin.
There was much hatred for the Japanese by the American people, because of the negative depiction of them by the media and the remembrance of the bombing of Pearl Harbor by the Japanese that drove the U.S. to declare war on Japan in the first place. Many Americans displayed extreme prejudice for the Japanese people calling them “jaundiced baboons” or the more unsophisticated racial term, “Jap.” The United States viewed Japan as a collapsing nation that needed strict guidance from them in order to change into the correct form of government. For the first time in history, Japan was a conquered nation. The slogan, which Japan used to cope during the occupation, was “enduring the unendurable.” For some Japanese people, the U.S. occupation seemed like more of the same totalitarian leadership as of the emperor, therefore was indifferent to the new order. The rest feared that the Americans would be vengeful, cruel conquerors.
We all live in a country that is coming to acknowledge that discrimination is wrong. This is just one of the many messages that Alice Walker wants the reader to pick up on and notice. Gracie Mae is shocked that Traynor and the deacon are in her neighbourhood. This is because of the racial situation at the time of ... ... middle of paper ... ...d didn't even know what they was crying for. One day this is going to be a pitiful country, I thought.'
In The Poisonwood Bible, Orleanna's guilt stems from multiple places which is reflected by the multiple point of views that occur throughout the framework of the novel. For one example, she often discloses that she feels like she failed in trying to protect her daughters from “absorb[ing] that awful rain” that is Nathan Price’s ideology (Kingsolver 192). Orleanna reveals that while she did attempt to “shield” her daughters; nothing she could have done would not hurt her children in return. This helplessness Orleanna faced as a woman under Nathan’s control is part of the reason she carries such a heavy guilt with her. Orleanna expresses a sense of failure as the chief protector of her daughters.
This shows that she is a dedicated supremacist. By depicting Dubose as a devotee of the CSA and black suppression, readers understand her beliefs are discriminatory and reflect Maycomb’s racist culture. In another instance, as she speaks to Jem, she fires discriminatory criticism at Atticus and the children, declaring to Jem, “Your father’s no better than the Niggers and trash he works for” (Lee 135). This indicates that those who had opposing beliefs to the common society were also looked down at as inferiors. Dubose’s claim clarifies why so many townspeople judge Atticus, ca... ... middle of paper ... ...perpetual loss of pureness.