Farewell to Manzanar Novell Analysis Essay

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Part III: theme analyses of Farewell to Manzanar 1)Title-Farewell to Manzanar, published in 1973, was written by Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston and James D. Houston. It is a classic memoir of the life and struggles of a young Japanese internee and her family at Manzanar during World War Two. The title, "Farewell to Manzanar," automatically sets a theme of grief, sadness, and loss. The significance of the title throughout the book, is that Jeanne is forced to say "farewell" to her father, friends, and previous lifestyle atone point in time. During the time she lived at Manzanar, she had become a different person with a different perspective on life. Once she had left Manzanar, she had realized that her life there was the only life she knew how to …show more content…
Eleanor moved back to Manzanar for support with her pregnancy. She gave birth to ma baby boy. This grandson, brought Mama and Papa close together and put aside tension. ~Aunt Toyo- Aunt Toyo was pap's aunt who lived in Japan. She was very old when Woody visited her. While visiting, she talks to Woody about the life of Papa before he moved to the U.S. Even though her family in Japan was poor, they treat Woody with the upmost care and treatment. They become greatly thankful when Woody gifted them a bag of rice. ~Granny- is mama's mother. She was sixty five when the Wakatsuki first entered Manzanar as a family. She was one of the reasons the family could not eat in unity. She was very old, and became incapable of making the travel to the mess halls. ~Bill Wakatsuki~ Bill is the oldest son of all the children Mama and Papa. He was a part of the musical band in Manzanar called the Jive Bombers. He also helped Papa maintain and work on his boat, before it was taken away during relocation.

~Frances, Lillian, Reijiro, Martha, and May Wakatsuki- these are all of the other children of Mama and Papa. Very little is said about their lives in the book. 6) Setting- The story, Farewell the Manzanar, was mainly in the internment camp Manzanar. Before the relocation to Manzanar, the setting was in Long Beach, California. . After they were released from Manzanar, the setting changed to San Jose, California. The story takes place from

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