Consequently, the Japanese became subjected to serious limitations of their civil liberties as citizens, and more importantly, human beings. The passing years, have brought overdue regrets and apologies, but the memory of the internment acts as a reminder that the denial of an entire race’s rights is never the solution.
All three of them are struggling to find out who they truly are. Anne Frank, Jeanne Wakatsuki and Elie Wiesel all are greatly affected by the war, but in different milieus and in different scenarios. Anne Frank was a 13-year-old Jewish girl who was thrown into one of the worst periods in the history of the world; the Holocaust. Though she went through awful things that many people will never experience, she always kept the faith that there was still some good in everyone. She once said, “Despite everything I still believe people are truly good at heart.” Her diary, which she kept while her family was in hiding from the Nazis, shows the triumph of her spirit over the evil in the world even through the pain of adolescence.
This clearly depicts the reliance that humans have. In spite of growing up in harsh conditions and being psychologically scared, Jane Eyre was able to overcome the hardships and create a positive life for herself.
Therefore, G. Gotanda’s ‘The Sisters’ Matsumoto’ has been a great epitome of indescribable pain that can be shown as a play to people in America. The play itself has become a general narrative of Japanese people who had terrible experiences from the outbreak of internment. Especially, the play indirectly mentions people from the Issei generation as they are the people who are true victims of racial segregation from a democratic country. They are the victims of the tragic event created by the country that holds values highly on equality. Therefore, people should acknowledge their voices that had been lost as they had lost everything that they had worked for during the internment.
World War II was a time of great fear and distrust in this world’s history. There was great prejudice with a sense that betrayal could occur at any moment. This held most true for the Japanese. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, the Japanese were greatly looked down upon due to an American fear of retaliation. In Joy Kogawa’s novel, Obason, the narrator is a young Japanese Canadian girl recalling her forced relocation to internment camps.
The letters have equal significance because the real ones are trying to help her grieving mother, while the ones in the book answer the most important question for Naomi Nakane. Kogawa has spent her life internalizing, understanding and relating the repercussion of racism and internment during World War II (Woodcock). Her writing... ... middle of paper ... ...about her mother and Aunt Emily’s letters. However, I still knew what the outcome of the book was going to be. It’s partially my fault for not liking the end of the book, but overall it was one of my favorite reads.
Kazuko shows strong desire for learning whether it is education or another culture but she still perseveres even through the segregation. This perseverance led Kazuko to no longer feel like a person that is divided. Rather at the end of the novel she felt together as one with both of her cultures. In the end, it comes to realization that it takes time to find one’s true self. Through the grief, it gives somebody like Kazuko time to evaluate what their true devotions
She must endure the pain of a past that oppressed her, the adversity of a present that is only beginning to understand her, and a future that will continuously test her. From the beginning of time, Native American women have been a driving force in their cultures, retaining their immense strength throughout centuries of exploitation. Mothers and grandmothers held the family together with their gentle power, and medicine women were the local psychologists, therapists, physicians, and marriage counselors to entire tribes. In The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven, Sherman Alexie's short story collection about life on the Spokane Indian reservation, Alexie depicts characters that are world-wearied and heavy with 500 years worth of humiliation and rejection. They have lived their lives in the confines of the reservation, resorting to alcohol, depression, and frustration.
This social prejudice leads to the exclusion of families such as the Ewells and the Cunninghams because they don’t conform to Maycomb’s belief of normality. They are treated like outsiders with suspicion and are stereotyped. The religious prejudice in Maycomb leads to the persecution of Miss Maudie Atkinson by the foot washing Baptists. Racial prejudice in Maycomb is constantly displayed by the white community toward the black community. The most glaring example of racism in the novel is when Tom Robinson is convicted of raping Mayella Ewell just because he dared to feel sorry for her.
People who discriminate against other races or other peoples sexuality are considered prejudiced. Prejudice is unreasonable feelings, opinions, or attitudes, especially of a hostile nature, regarding a racial, religious, or national group. (Dictionary.refrence.com) So prejudice and racism goes together because racism is a type of prejudice that is used to justify the belief that one racial category is somehow superior or inferior to others. (cnx.org) The Ku Klux Klan is an example of racist organization; its members’ belief in white supremacy has encouraged over a century of hate crime and hate speech. (cnx.org) Every day there are people who are prejudice against others.