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From Farewell To Manzanau, By Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston

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Many Japanese Americans have been affected similarly during World War II. These effects have greatly impacted their life styles and also learned to adapt in the internment camps. In a memoir, “from Farewell to Manzanar” by Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston and James D. Houston, Wakatsuki Houston describes her experience and how it eventually changed her life from being in an internment camp. She and other Japanese Americans were forced to abandon their homes and was transported to an internment camp until World War II was over. A similar short story, “The Bracelet” by Yoshiko Uchida, a character named Ruri and her family along with other Japanese Americans were being evacuated to an internment camp under the assumption that they were being protected. Over the time there, Ruri learns an important lesson from her mother that the things that she treasures the most will always be kept in her heart. Ruri and Jeanne from “The Bracelet” and “from Farewell to Manzanar” are similar in many ways, such as the loss of identity in the internment camps and the removal of their Papa from their homes. Japanese Americans had experienced their fathers taken away from the government during World War II. Ruri and Jeanne both experienced the removal of their fathers because of an accusation that they were dangerous. Ruri’s family had their Papa taken away because the FBI feared that her dad and other community leaders would support Japan during the war. This can be shown in “The FBI had come pick up
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