Dwight Okita And Mericans By Sandra Cisneros: A Comparative Analysis

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It is commonly said that actions speak louder than words, but what about appearances? Appearances often speak before people are able to speak for themselves. This is especially apparent in "Response to Executive Order 9066" by Dwight Okita and "Mericans" by Sandra Cisneros. Both "Response to Executive Order 9066" and "Mericans" show how appearances have an affect on how people see each other. "Response to Executive Order 9066" by Dwight Okita is a poem about a young Japanese-American girl and how her life changed after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. In the poem the narrator explains that she feels that she is more American than Japanese on the inside, but she is still Japanese, and is still seen as a threat to America. The narrator

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