Allusions In Hotel On The Corner Of Bitter And Sweet By Jamie Ford

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In novels authors often write allusions. They use allusions to make a story seem more believable or real. In the novel Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, by Jamie Ford, allusions are used quite often. The first allusion Ford wrote was the bombing of Pearl Harbor. The Japanese bombed and ambushed Pearl Harbor and thousands of lives were left in the dust in December of 1941. This lead to the Second World declared by the United States. By Ford using this event in his writing gave the novel of feeling of reality back in that time. Another allusion in the novel was the Japanese American internment camps. It was a huge concern for the Japanese Americans during that time. When Keiko and Henry were at the club and Keiko was almost taken

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