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Farewell to Manzanar

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Transcript of Farewell to Manzanar

Farewell to Manzanar
Conflict Resolution
When the family is released from the camps and individuals are able to live independent lives. Jeanna comes to terms with her memories of the camp and the childhood she lost there
foreshadowing-a hint that is given to the reader on what is going to happen without revealing the story or spoiling the suspense

Flashback-a scene within a story that interrupts the sequence of events to relate events that occurs in the past

literary elements in book
Simile- "With him gone, my brothers, like councilors in the absence of a chief, worried about what should be done."(15)

Metaphor- "When he knew everyone was watching this we were his audience, this dinning room was his theater."(58)

Symbolism-"Look At the living situation in Manzanar. They live in the shacks, the bathrooms had no partitions, and there were lines everywhere."(78)

Simile- a figure of speech that uses like or as to make a direct comparison between to unlike ideas

Metaphor- a figure of speech in which something is described as though it were something else

imagery-words or phrases that appeal to the 5 senses

personification- figurative language in which a nonhuman subject is given human characteristics
irony- a contradiction on what happens and what is expected

symbolism- the use of symbols that stand for or represent something else

hyperbole- obvious and intentional exaggeration

paradox-a self contradictory and false proposition
Literary elements
Antagonist
the post war treatment that the author receives as a Japanese american
Protagonist
Jeanna Wakasuki
Main Conflict
loss of freedom that Japanese Americans experience in the concentration camps. Jeanne has conflicts because of the years she spent in the camp and the effects of that confinement on her later life. She spent 3 1/2 years at the camp Manzanar
Type of conflict - Man Vs. Society

Title: Farewell to Manzanar


Author: Jeanna Wakatsuki Houston and James D. Houston


Genre: Non-Fiction
Theme
injustice and overcoming obstacles

After the attack on pearl harbor every japenesse american was branded as a traitor even though they were American born.
The most exciting part of the book was when Jeanne and her family finally got out of the camps. They finally got away from the pain and suffering of being in confinement in the camps. Even though she feels like she lost her childhood due to the camps she is very relieved that shes out.
Flashback- "Yet neither would i have been surprised to find the FBI at my door again.(151)

Imagery- "Our living conditions were so bad we looked liked we lived in a barn."(94)

I would recommend the book because you can see how people lived in the concentration camps. I think a person who is into historical stuff would like this book.
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