Anne Frank And Farewell To Manzanar: A Comparison

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Compare and Contrast Essay There is a great deal of things you can differentiate from the Diary of Anne Frank by Anne Frank and Farewell to Manzanar by Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston and James D. Houston. These two books are similar because they take place in the same time frame but different regions when the world was undergoing World War II. These two books document the story of two families that were affected by this time. One distinct part of these two books was that both families were dealing with the war in different strategies. Anne from the Diary of Anne Frank went into hiding because they did not desire being discovered by the Nazis because Anne’s family was Jewish and in that era Jewish people were being sent away in concentration …show more content…
Even though they might have struggled in different ways they were all affected from the war one way or another. One way Anne Frank and the other living in the Annex were the tensions surrounding everyone there. They all had problems with each other. They also did not have a lot to eat, which made it extremely difficult. Also they could not go outside or move very much throughout the day, so they were probably beginning to go a bit deranged. One way Jeanne Wakatsuki and her family struggled was with their dad. Their dad was sent to a jail hundreds of miles away from the called Fort Lincoln. When he got back from Fort Lincoln everyone could tell he was not the same man. He became an alcoholic brewing his own alcohol and did not like to leave the shelter to talk to anyone else. Everyone was scared of him because he would constantly argue and abuse their mom. He eventually did change but then went back to his habit of alcohol. Another way they were affected by the war is when they were being released they had nothing. Her dad’s boats were stolen, their house had been taken away, and also had no money. They did not even want to leave Manzanar because of this. They had to leave because the camp was closing and they were one of the last families to leave Manzanar because almost every family had the same problem. Another thing that affected the Wakatsuki’s was the racism towards the Japanese. They were constantly being looked at and did not have all the rights that a regular citizen had. For example whenever Jeanne tried to make a friend her friends parents did not allow it and had to keep looking. This made Jeanne very shy and scared of people. That is how Farewell to Manzanar and the Diary of Anne Frank compared by both having struggles caused by the

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