Or did I dream of that? It's she put me out, you cannot pretend it were you. I saw your face when she put me out, and you loved me then and you do now!" (Miller 22) This refers to how Abigail was kicked from John Proctor's by his wife Goody Proctor. Another scenario in the book was when people were accusing other people of witchcraft just so they can get their land.Then when the Japanese were forced from their homes, lots of the white people stole their household items and other pieces of property.
Many Japanese American men joined the military. These soldiers were not allowed to fight on the Pacific Front, so they proved themselves on German Front. The 442nd Regimental Combat Team was an all Japanese group and they were well decorated for their deeds in Germany and Italy (History.com Staff). In The Scarlet Letter, Hester faced the humiliation of her sin head on. She did want to bear the guilt of her sin, so she chose to be open with it.
Not only that, but also while Chuan-Sheng and Pak Hun had the choice to take it upon themselves to change the course of their own lives and therefore prevent the events that led to their “demise,” Zhenzhen, in the hands of the Japanese devils, had no other option but to succumb to their demands. It is for this reason, then, that Zhenzhen is the only character that is truly successful in making changes in how she leads her life. There are several accounts that demonstrate the magnitude of the hardships that she had to endure as a prisoner of Japanese officials. In page 136, the women near the well, who clearly had no idea of what Zhenzhen had to go through, describe her as being “worse than a prostitute” and demean her for walking with a limp. In addition, for Zhenzhen herself to say that “some things were hard to endure at the time, but when I recall them now they don’t seem like much” (Ding 143) just goes to show how void of emotions and “hardhearted” she has become; “she showed no signs of inhibition or rudeness.
John Misto’s play was based on real accounts from POWs, the play was to commemorate the female POWS who story was unheard of and to give an insight to the audience into what the POWs had to endure while under the japanese rule. The quote ‘I did not have the power to build a memorial, so i wrote a play instead’ reveals to us John Misto’s view on the forgotten heroes of the war, that the POWs deserve just as much respect as the soldiers do. The play was also written to criticise the British and Australian government actions and how they responded to the POWs “Just keep smiling”. This statement that was sent to the POWs reveal to us how out of touch the government is. The composer engages with the concept of distinctively visual using a powerful image of comradeship, friendship and loyalty through Bridie and Sheila’s interactions.
The Bombing of Hiroshima The bombing of Hiroshima was the right thing to do due to the military lives that were going to be lost if the bomb did not get dropped, America also wanted to impress Russia or intimidate them by dropping it and the president saw this opportunity to make japan surrender as well. This all supports the main point on why it was the right thing to do but many to all Japanese say otherwise Lots of soldiers lost their lives because of the conflict with japan, in document B, it states,”123,000 Japanese and Americans killed each other”. Paul Fussell, a WWII soldier also stated, ”war is immoral, war is cruel”. This is speaking for all the soldiers in the war or most of them, this also means that he doesn’t like war and it would
Tom Brokaw statement from “The Greatest Generation”, he discuss numerous ways why this generation is the best giving examples of war effort, changes in women role and how they fix apart of America’s history. Brokaw uses the fighting in the South Pacific -Island Hopping- as an example of how they used different tactics to will WWII. The United States used Island hopping to get closer to Japan with out being detected. While doing so the U.S sent Japanese Americans inland away from the west coast to work in theses camps in order to keep America safe and not have another bombing like Pearl Harbor. Not only were men fighting the war but women were also helping the fight either from the bases or the home front.
Additionally, her instinctive response is something that black people and slaves get punished and hurt for since they were considered inferior to white people at the time; the past to which Dana travels to is dangerous due to the treatment black people received. On her second trip to the past, Dana was almost raped by a white patroller: “I was only able to move a few inches before he pinned me down, but that was far enough for me to discover that the thing I had hit my head on was a heavy stick― a tree limb, perhaps. I grasped it with both hands and brought it down as hard as I could on his head” (Butler 43). In a moment of danger, Dana used her instinct to help ward off her predator. She was “[pinned down]” by a white patroller, whose job in the 1800s included monitoring and disciplining the slaves, but often led to torturing and harassing them in various inhumane ways.
Throughout the history of our country hatred has been common, as Immigrants enter our homeland they are looked down upon and thought of people who are “destroying” this nation. All these new people coming in are only seeking new opportunities but are discouraged by other because of their ancestry. Humanity’s unjust behaviors can be seen in two different aspects of America 's history, we first see it in the internment of the Japanese Americans during WWII and the period of the Salem Witch trials. Arthur Miller’s dramatized play, The Crucible can be correlated to the event of Pearl Harbor because of the similarities between the Japanese Americans and the characters in the play; they both demonstrate the lives of civilians being ruined, a mass hysteria caused by fear of their neighbors, and lack of a just court system. To being with, it was the year of 1692 when the “witch hunts” had officially began, fellow citizens were being accused of being involved in witchcraft.
In this essay I will explore these examples to determine whether this thesis is true. From the moment she conceived Pearl, Hester confessed that she had commited adultery. At frst, the townspeople looked down on Hester as just a living reminder of sin. Nevertheless, once Hester began doing charity work, “Hester bestowed all her superfluous means in charity, on wretches less miserable than herself, and who not unfrequently insulted the hand that fed them”(87.) The people began to notice her more as the person she is, rather than what the scarlet “A” defined her as “The letter was the symbol of her calling.
In the case of bondwomen they lived through two-fold submission. Despite of being owned by white men as slaves they were also subject to the sexual claims of white masters. Added to the hardships that derived from their condition as slaves, which their male counterparts also endured, they had to suffer the consequences of being slave women, which involved experiences that were specific to their own kind. Jacobs going through the bitter spell of slavery delivers a baby girl. It is interesting to quote her when she knew that her baby was a girl.
Though the Japanese and African American experiences would be wildly different, their treatment by the general public would be generally the same. Having to live in fear of violence and high racial tensions would be very typical and, unfortunately, expected. Both the groups were widely discriminated against on almost equal levels as both attracted the majority of hate from White America. African Americans attracted it due to the age old racism that came from the slavery era in America, and Japanese Americans attracted it due to “…[Japan] bombed Pearl Harbor in December 1941, rumors spread, fueled by race prejudice, of a plot among Japanese-Americans to sabotage the war effort” (Foner). Black Americans had suffered for centuries at the hands of White America, and their lifestyle was outlined as a “’… terror era shaped the geography, politics, economics, and social characteristics of being black in America during the 20th century,’ Mr. Stevenson said...” (Robertson).
Internment camps were common in many countries during World War 2, including America. The Japanese-Americans were interned out of fear from Pearl Harbor and, although the conditions weren’t terrible, the aftermath was hard to overcome. Along with the Japanese-Americans, our American soldiers were also interned in Japan, but in harsher conditions and aftermaths. The camps, no matter how unpleasant, were turning points for both internees. While reading Farewell to Manzanar by Jeanne Wakatsuki and Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand, these points are obvious.
John Howard, now prime minister of Australia, went to Tokyo, Japan to raise awareness about the catastrophe. In 2007, Shinzo Abe, Japanese prime minister, expressed sympathy for what happened to the women, but did not admit they were forced into sexual slavery and that they all volunteered. All O’Herne wanted was a formal apology from the Japanese government and for them to admit the women were forced. Abe said the United States calling for an unambiguous apology is ‘full of
In 1942 President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued an executive order to the Secretary of War to set military areas. This led to the imprisonment of several minorities. Japanese-American citizens were among the individuals most affected by having property taken away and being stripped of their civil rights . Executive Order 9066 was an attempt to ensure safety, is still relevant today, and its history can be used to learn what practices work best at protecting American citizens’ civil liberties. During World War II, people were scared for their lives in the United States.
Secondly, it was caused by racism. There was profound racism against the American Japanese both from the society and some government policies. White farmers in the West Coast were highly prejudicial against their Japanese counterparts and the attack on Pearl Harbor offered them an opportunity to condemn and take away the farms owned by people of Japanese descent. Such groups instigated and fully supported the internment camps to enable them reach their objectives. (Trowbridge, 2016) After receiving contradictory advice and popular opinion, President Roosevelt signed an executive order in February 1942 authoritatively mandating the Relocation of all Americans of Japanese ancestry to what would become known as Internment Camps in the interior of the United States.