Compare And Contrast: Jeanne Wakatsuki And Anne Frank

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Compare and Contrast:Jeanne Wakatsuki and Anne Frank

World War ll was one of the most dreadful times in worldwide history. Millions died during the Holocaust and just as many were imprisoned in internment camps. In the historical fiction play, The Diary of Anne Frank, the play goes through the diary of a young girl who was a Jewish person in hiding with her family and others during World War ll. In the book, Farewell to Manzanar, it is the firsthand account of a young Japanese American girl many years after World war ll. Both affairs stripped people of their birth given rights, but concentration camps and internment camps are not the same thing. Anne Frank was a Jewish girl who went into hiding during world
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They were both looked down upon and judged by the government and other citizens. In the book, Farewell to Manzanar, on page eight it states,” … yet after thirty-five years here he was still prevented by law from becoming an American citizen. He was suddenly a man with no country who looked exactly like the enemy.” In the play about Anne Frank on page seven- hundred and three explained that many Jews were deprived of going places, owning businesses, and were discriminated by the government for their religious affiliation. Another similarity between Anne and Jeanne was that they matured during the duration of their stories. At the beginning of Farewell to Manzanar, Jeanne was a young girl who was almost oblivious to what was happening to her. By the end of the story, she was a woman who knew who she was and was more aware of the world around her. In the play about Anne Frank, on page seven- hundred and forty-nine she states how she felt,” A change in[herself]”. These two stories show much closeness to each other however, include many more differences. In the book, Farewell to Manzanar, Jeanne Wakatsuki was segregated because of her race, while Anne Frank in, The Diary of Anne Frank, was singled out because of her religion. On page eight of Farewell to Manzanar, it described that her father,”... looked exactly like the enemy,” which gives a clue that they were

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