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Transcript of Picture Bride
Hana Omiya - 21 years old, protagonist, decides to leave her village of Oka for a new life in the United States.
Taro Takeda- who Hana is suppose to marry.
Dr. Kaned-, a respected community leader who is destroyed by the adopted land he loves.
Laurie Cantelli- the baby girl born to Mary and Joe. Laurie does not make an appearance in this story until Taro’s death. At Taro’s funeral, Hana sees her granddaughter for the first time.
Ellen Davis- the good-hearted wife of a surgeon and one of the few white people who befriend the Japanese characters in this story. Ellen employs Hana and also provides work for Taro
Characters story of Hana Omiya, a Japanese woman who comes to the United States as a "picture bride" Summary/plot Summary/plot Taro is a good man to Hana he is a good father and he is thoughtful and Hana loves how he stands up to others but she fears that she has ruined her relationship by kissing Yamaka. Picture Bride Works cited http://www.ebay.com/itm/Picture-Bride-NEW-Yoshiko-Uchida-/180800485651
(Background and title picture) picture bride—a woman whose marriage is arranged by family members through photo exchange. Hana carries a photograph of the man she is goig to marry but has not met him yet. Japanese Americans forced to live in internment camps (camp in Utah in 1943); because Japan bombed the U.S. Navy at Pearl Harbor, so they declared war on Japan, but they feared that the Japanese Americans would work as spies for Japan. Hana arrives in San Francisco in 1917 She is heading toward Taro Takeda, who she promised to marry although she has never met him. Taro lives in Oakland. Their marriage has been arranged through Taro’s uncle and Hana’s parents.
Hana wanted to get out of the drudgeries of becoming a Japanese farmer’s wife.
Taro is ten years older than Hana and allegedly the owner of a thriving business. Hana is excited to meet him but when she does she is disappointed because he is different from his pictures, but still she marries him. "Picture Bride Summary." BookRags. BookRags, 2012. Web. 18 Oct. 2012. <http://www.bookrags.com/Picture_Bride/>. Theme Culture Clash a story of culture clash as experienced by the protagonist, Hana, in her coming-of-age adventures as she adjusts to living in the United States. In California, Hana finds that everything about her seems to be out of place. Her clothes are all wrong; her language is not understood; even the smell of her favorite foods annoys others. Her intelligence is belittled because she speaks a foreign language and cannot fully express herself, and her fine Japanese graces are mocked because they are different from American manners. Everything that she has learned, everything that she has cherished about her Japanese culture comes under suspicion in the United States. "Picture Bride." Enotes.com. Enotes.com, 2012. Web. 18 Oct. 2012. <http://www.enotes.com/picture-bride/pictures>. Prejudice and Pride Plot Summary She has trouble relating to her daughter who is American because she doesn't speak the same language. How it started Taro, Hana and Mary go on vacation and Hana tries to learn English but gives up As Mary gets older, her relationship between Hana becomes distant Climax: when we see the fate of Taro in the internment camp where he is located. Taro is very depressed Twenty-one-year-old Hana Omiya, the protagonist of Uchida’s Picture Bride, is on the ship that is taking her from Japan to the California coast as this story begins. It is some time in November of 1917, and Hana has decided to leave her village of Oka for a new life in the United States What I liked / didn't like I liked how Hana and Taro actually had worked out.
When they had a child
How the whole system works where he is chosen for her. Likes Dislikes How Hana gives on learning English
How she cheats
Her relationship with he daughter falls off, and her man dies. Characterization Protagonist: Hana Antagonist: Americans Taro would be a flat character and Hana would be a round character Dynamic Character(s): Hana & Mary Is this a classic? yes i think that this is a classic, its been judged over time and has become well known, also amazing. <www.youtube.com/watch?v=PO7lWqEl_jU> P.O.W.
Hana's point of view