Analysis Of George Takei's Farewell To Manzanar

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Do you think the Japanese in the internment camps enjoyed their stay?
When the internees were released they were given only 25$ and a one-way ticket or train back to a place where they want to go. "I spent my boyhood behind the barbed wire fences of American internment camps and that part of my life is something that I wanted to share with more people." -George Takei. The title of the book is called
‘Farewell to Manzanar’. The book is written by Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston and James
D. Houston. The book is a nonfiction story and tells us about the real live event of when the Japanese were sent to internment to be “evacuated”.It explains how the Japanese were treated horribly, treated like absolute animals compared to the regular Americans in the
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Unable to think about herself and only able to think about others opinions on what they view her, she is mentally broken.How could Jeanne recover from something so mentally scarring as Manzanar. As we can see the internment has some very serious effects on the people, but what about the long term effects of the internees.
Jeanne has finally figured out why she was in an internment camp and it fills her with shame, showing us the even more detrimental effects of how the U.S treated the
Japanese. She has been released from manzanar for a while and is trying to be accepted into America but, Jeanne is going into an existential crisis as she’s finding a reason why she was put into manzanar. “As i came to understanding manzanar had meant it gradually filled me with shame for being a person guilty of something enormous enough to deserve that kind of treatment”(Houston 185). Since she was a kid, she didn't know why she was there. She was completely oblivious to what was happening. But after some soul searching, after the release, she is now understanding everything and all she can think about is the amount of shame it brings to her for getting such treatment. Jeanne’s family have been released for a while and she is getting used to
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Now that she survived the internment she is finding out many, many meaning to why she was put there. This is leading her to go into a state of an existential crisis because she is part of the Japanese heritage so what the U.S.A is pretty much telling her is we don’t like you for who you are because of what your home country did. I think all of this is completely terrible because this is the best case in history of stereotyping. Because of Japan bombing Pearl Harbor they now think that all Japanese citizens within the U.S are completely dangerous, like what about the germans we were in war with them too. If you look at the amount of propaganda that was put out they tried to convince people within the U.S to see the
Japanese as threats that shouldn't be in America until proven otherwise, and they didn’t care about the Germans that were also in the U.S because they looked like white people, there wasn't really a difference so they didn’t bother this is just stupid stereotyping at it’s finest. Americans have disrespected the innocent lives of the
Japanese living within America, and the Americans should be ashamed for what they have done to the Japanese by imprisoning them like

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