What Are The Common Themes In Farewell To Manzanar

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In 1973 the novel Farewell To Manzanar was written by Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston and James D. Houston. This novel is about a young japanese-american girl named Jeanne Wakatsuki who was interned at Camp Manzanar along with her family after the Pearl Harbor bombing. The internment camps were built by the U.S. to hold people of japanese descent. Papa was proud of his samurai heritage and felt shame because of his families merchant status but that could not compare to the emotional pain and shame he felt at Manzanar. Papa was unable to deal with the shame of being arrested for treason which goes against the Japanese code of honor. When Papa came back from Fort Lincoln he was a changed man he was not happy any more and was always drinking his homemade

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