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So Far From the Bamboo Grove

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Shannon O'Toole

on 5 June 2014

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Transcript of So Far From the Bamboo Grove

The main character and narrator was also the author of the book, Yoko Kawashima Watkins. There were three other main characters: Mother, Sister, and Brother.
So Far from the Bamboo Grove
So Far from the Bamboo Grove

Author: Yoko Kawashima Watkins
Presenter: Shannon O'Toole
This book starts with a discription of Yoko's everyday life in North Korea. This life is then abruptly disturbed by World War II. Due to war the family is forced to split up, and endure the harsh realities of war. The story concludes with most of the family reuniting in Japan.
Mood and Tone
The mood of the book was dark, hopeless, and scary.
Man vs. Man and Man vs. Society were the two major conflicts in the story. This is Japanese vs. Koreans and Yoko vs. War.
The setting of the book was in North and South Korea and Japan during the end of World War II in 1945.
One of the themes from the book is to be grateful for what one has because in the future, it may be gone.
The climax of this book was when Mother died in Japan.
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