Conflicting Perspectives Essay
HATSUE AND ISHMAEL’S PERSPECTIVES ON WORLD WAR 2
Throughout our lives we take on certain views on events, situations and people in our lives. These are formed from the positive or negative outcomes of experiences that we encounter. Society’s views on certain issues and the views of those around us influence the outcomes of those experiences. David Guterson’s novel, “Snow Falling on Cedars” and Shaun Tan and John Marsden’s picture book, “The Rabbits” both portray conflicting perspectives that are shaped from past events.
Different experiences of the same event can cause conflicting perspectives. This is the case for Ishmael and Kabou in “SFC”. …show more content…
However, Hatsue’s change in perspective is different to that of Ishmael’s as her experiences and emotions from the internment camp didn’t ultimately give her negative impacts but an experience of self realization and finding ‘true love’. Gutterson’s consistent use of dialogue through chapter 15 enables the reader to experience Hatsue’s self realization. When Hatsue’s mother questions about her future with Ishmael Chambers Hatsue states, “‘we were children together…I always knew, deep inside, it was wrong’ “.Through this it’s clearly evident that her experiences through the war had enabled her to become someone who