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Farewell to Manzanar

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Troy Gill

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Transcript of Farewell to Manzanar

Book By: Jeanne and James Houston Prezi by:The one and only Troy Gill About the book In the book it's set during the war between the U.S. and Japan, During this war Jeanne and her family are greatly effected by it they went to living fine to being moved to a concentration camp because they're japanese.In the book you'll see how Jeanne changes and how she deals with this. Story Map Setting: December 1942–April 1972,The California cities of Long Beach, Los Angeles, Manzanar, and San Jose Major characters: Jeanne, Mama, Papa Conflict:The overriding conflict in the story is the loss of freedom that Japanese Americans experience in the internment camps. The narrator faces her own personal conflicts because of the years she spent in the camp and the effects of that confinement on her later life. climax: Jeanne’s high school in San Jose elects her carnival queen, but Papa accuses her of flaunting her sexuality and trying to be American. Rising action: After being forced to leave the Manzanar Relocation Camp, the Wakatsukis try to reintegrate themselves into American society, but Jeanne’s attempts to gain acceptance at school are blocked by the unspoken prejudice of her classmates and teachers in Long Beach. Falling action: Jeanne conforms to Papa’s wishes and wears a conservative dress for the coronation ceremony, but the crowd’s murmuring makes her realize that neither the exotic nor the conservative versions of herself represent her true identity. Resolution:The major conflict is resolved when the family is released and individual members are able to resume their independent lives. Jeanne comes to terms with her memories of the camp and the childhood she lost there. Interview: Life inside Manzanar Interviewer: Hello Jeanne
Jeanne: Hello
Interviewer: How old are you?
Jeanne: I'm eight
Interviewer: How do you like Manzanar?
Jeanne: .....
Interviewer: Tell me what do you think of your new house?
Jeanne: I think it's small, dirty, and badly built
Interview: Do you want to leave the camp?
Jeanne: Yes but where would me and my family go?
Interview: Do you think it's right for you and your family to be in these camp due to the war against japan?
Jeanne: No, I think it's wrong because I didn't do anything wrong
Interviewer: Didn't your father g to jail for helping out the japanese?
Jeanne: Yes but would you do if your country asked you for help?
Interviewer: .... what do you think of your family?
Jeanne: My papa is very strict but i love and my mama can be outspoken but she's always proud of me and my sisters and brothers are very loving
Interviewer: what do you like to do in the camp?
Jeanne: I like to go to my classes and go camping with my teacher
Interviewer: well that's nice. Nice talking to hopefully you and your family will be out of here soon. Formal Business Letter Troy Gill 777 river street December 31, 1942 Dear Mr. President, I am writing you this letter today to inform you about the japanese concentration camps and my opinion on them. I am a interviewer who interviewed japanese in the camp from little children to old woman and man. I couldn't believe this was happening to them. First off, these japanese have nothing to do with the war with Japan they're just trying to live the "American Dream". Second off, they are living in poorly conditions, six people in one small room is crazy. Third off, there are riots going on with killings of children and young teens. It shouldn't have to be like this would have they done wrong? I am writing this letter to you as a very concerned United States citizen. This should be stop as soon as possible. Ask yourself this, What if that was Americans in the concentration camps? Sincerely, Troy Gill Troy Gill WORK CITED www.sparknotes.com/lit/manzanar/ www.Youtube.com FAREWELL TO MANZANAR WORK CITED www.sparknotes.com/lit/manzanar/ www.youtube.com http://cms.dsusd.k12.ca.us/education
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