Farewell To Manzanar Theme

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The war destroyed a family “It can take years to mold a dream. It takes only a fraction of a second for it to be shattered”. (Mary E. Pearson). Any war has horrible impacts in the lives of people who are especially involved. It destroys not only a family life but also national and international economy beside the safety of a whole country. Farewell to Manzanar is a book, written by Jeanne Wakatsuki. A It is a famous story which targets how human life changes really at war. War can destroy countries in addition to collapsing people lives, families, and children. She describes how her family suffered from the war through her experience to show how a happy family can be destroyed by the war. She introduce her family as the main characters of the book. Papa and Mama were the main characters of the book. They are the author’s parents. These two characters have different stages in the book. This made papa and Mama very complicated characters who went through different stages in their life which affect them emotionally, financially and their relationship. At the beginning of the book the author describe how they had a happy stable life. Pap had boats, and so had a fishing…show more content…
He was not a great man. He was not a poser, a braggart, and tyrant” (Manazanar 58). What he had was self-respect and dignity that was all gone by now. He became very demanding and violent towards Mama. He would force Mama to bring his food because he did not want to go to the mess hall because he could not bear the people’s eyes which was full of accusing and insulting. At that time Papa and Mama were facing a hard life style that their family had never had. This was so humiliating and he felt insulted. After they were released from Manzanar some of the kids had to move to East Cost to find a job. Woody his son who went to the army was killed two years later. They were not a family anymore and Papa was not the same person with the same

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