Assess Kazuko’s attitude towards the United States during and after her relocation experience. How do you account for her devotion to democratic ideals in the aftermath of her experience?
Book Nisei Daughter by Sone
Book: Nisei Daughter by Monica Sone
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this is about interment camps for japanese in united states (edited)
so japanese americans being stripped of their rights despite the democratic notion of the country of the USA
is the critical question you’re looking to answer from the contents of this memoir
Chapters 5-8 of Nisei Daughter
The next four chapters (5-8) go into depth about Monica’s Japanese roots. She and her family go visit grandfather Itoi (Monica’s father’s father) in Japan. There, Monica feels like an outcast especially after being bullied by some Japanese children. Everything was a learning experience for the children; having to take off their shoes before entering a home, eating on the floor with their knees bent and also bathing in a public area in the home where people can see. Monica was not pleased with all the things that were unfamiliar. During their trip, two of her brothers, Ken-chan and Henry became very ill with “ikin” and Ken-chan unfortunately passed. As they left… Show more
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“Kazuko’s attitude in the face of the discrimination she faced in the United States due to the anti-Japanese sentiment after the bombing of Pearl Harbor counts as a testament to her strong faith in the democratic potential and ideals of the U.S. despite the ugly realities she was forced to face both in society and in the internment camps.”
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