Fort Minor 's Song ' Kenji '

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Imagine that you went to a trip. When you come back, you can’t wait to share your interesting experience with your friends and give them all those souvenirs you just bought. While your friends don’t show any interests at all. What happen you wonder? Are they no longer my friends? Later you find out that someone spread some unreal dirty secrets of yours. For some reasons most of your friends believe in it. So they decided to cut you lose. During World War II, Japanese Immigrants have face the same situation. Fort Minor’s song “Kenji” suggests war only brought us destruction. I agree with that because of two major reasons. Firstly, a war can make innocent people suffer; secondly, a war can easily break the trust within the society.
“Kenji” is unique song. In general, the song itself is just a story, from the beginning till the end of the song, though which we can hardly find any emotional words represents the emotion of the singer or the song writer. However, when I am listening to the song, I often find myself consumed by all the complex feelings: scared, sad, confused, angry and, hopeless.
The song consists of three different stages; before the war; during the war; the end of the war. “The evil Japanese in our home country will be locked away.” The trust between government and its people has been broken. All the Japanese immigrants have to go to internment camps no matter who they are or what they did. Kenji who came to US in 1905 at his 15. At the end of 1941 he has been…

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