Jackie Doesn 't For The Death Of Jackie 's Grandfather And The Journey

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If it weren’t for the death of Jackie’s grandfather and the journey she embarked on with Lanier, it is apparent that Jackie wouldn’t have begun the transformative process of self acceptance. Due to her upbringing and lack of cultural experiences, Jackie sees her family and culture with the eyes of an outsider. The mere thought of journeying to a predominantly Japanese town is foreign and cringe worthy to her. Her lack of cultural appreciation formulates a vast gap between herself, her family and her family’s history. Seeing the experiences Frank endured, the many obstacles he faced and the immense charisma he held during an era filled with a great amount of racial tension, Jackie began to formulate a deep interest in her grandfather’s life. Memories that she had forgotten suddenly appeared vividly, thrusting her into her childhood and forcing her to remember her grandfather for who he was. Along the way Jackie also begins to develop an interest in the injustice committed against Curtis. Consequently, her transformed ethical and moral instincts warp Jackie into a reflective and informed individual. The genuine connection between her and her grandfather’s mysterious life opens her eyes to the many relationships in her life, her current career outlook and to the tumultuous era of the 1960’s in Los Angeles. Before Jackie experienced a change in perspective, she was content with taking a corporate job. There was no desire in her to use her education to defend or advocate for a…

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