The film gave great insight on what it was like living through the Japanese internment. Personal stories from Lise Yasui allowed me to envision how her family’s life was and I could only imagine how they felt. The film focused on her family’s struggle to become citizens of the United States. I’m sure every family had their own story, but based on the history I could say that they were not much different. What her grandfather Masuo went through defiantly helped personalize the Japanese internment. He ended up committing suicide after he was put through so much. Lise was able to interweave her personal history with the history of Japanese internment by showing clips of homes being destroyed.
Compared to our own class textbook, I feel as if the movie covered the change of East Germany well with emotional family love and a touch of comedy.
The book lived up to my expectations by creating a very impressive and detailed depiction for me of not only the Korean War, but also old-school Marine Corps combat
The horrors of war were depicted by the constant threats to the characters lives, the brutal conditions of the bad weather, hunger and combat. Soldiers had to battle the enemy along with nature. Soldiers would become stressed, paranoid and start losing their personalities. As Captain Miller says, “I just know that every man I kill, the farther away from home I feel.” This quote shows the mental toll on these soldiers.
The majority of Korean women seem to have come from lower-class worker and farmer families. Korean and other Asian women were assigned to lower-ranking soldiers, while Japanese and European women were reserved for higher-ranking officers (Watanabe). This obviously portrays the condescending attitude the Japanese had toward Koreans.
Korean men made the journey to America as a way to start anew and generate new opportunities. Some saved for the expensive trip and some signed contracts in order to work off the cost of their trip. Korean women’s journey to America was one that offered much more difficulty and disappointment. Korean picture brides was a common
Almost all service members will have reactions after returning from deployment. These behaviors and feelings are normal, especially during the first week at home. The most common mental health problem that some service members develop after witnessing or experiencing combat is PTSD (posttraumatic stress disorder). Service members who had the courage to seek help will admit that they have trouble doing normal activities, like go to work, go to school, or spend time with people they care about. PTSD affects mood, behavior, and many cognitive functions, which are often times not noticeable to others. That being said, at my internship site the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) located in Sepulveda offers an evidence-based intervention (EBI),
The commenter suggested that WWI, Korean veterans, their surviving spouses should be grandfathered in as a class of potential claimants, and all pension recipients should be exempt. VA pension benefit requirement is based on veteran’s wartime service to apply for the benefit, and if these requirement is not meet veteran or beneficiary are not eligible for the benefit. If the veteran or beneficiaries loses pension benefit because of excessive income, they have to apply again for pension benefit once their income meets VA income limits again. The rulemaking will not grandfathered any veteran or beneficiaries currently in receipt of benefits or will be eligible in the future to receive pension
I really liked this book. I am really glad I read this book because I am interested in the situation between the rebels and the child soldiers. I really like the way the author wrote his book. It was sad, but there were also really happy parts. The way the author put his words together made reading the book really easy to read. For example, “ On the morning that we left for Mattru Jong, we loaded our backpacks with notebooks old lyrics we were working on, and stuffed our pockets with cassettes of rap albums.” The story is very believable. The book was easily understood as well. There were some words that he used in the book that were confusing because some of the words he uses are different from what we are used to. For example in the book, the word for sneakers is crapes. He also calls a porch, a
When a Korean man wanted a bride, he would send his picture to a matchmaker and find a woman in Korea willing to marry him. Most often than not, the man would send a false picture of himself and the woman would have no choice but to marry him once she arrived in America (2-3, script). Approximately 800 picture brides went to Hawaii and 200 went to the mainland during this period (Kim, 367).
The movie itself covers so many pivotal and defining moments in history and provides an intimate observation with a twist of humor and charm that is not often depicted in movies such as these. The movie itself gives an honest insight into situations of the time that are not often addressed. One moment early on in the movie depicts the strong relationship between a single mother and her child in the 1950s, as a rule of thumb television
Russia and the United States began their relationship as allies when Russia disregarded the non aggression pact they signed with Germany in 1939, effectively sealing Germany’s fate in World War II.
Before I opened this book, I thought to myself that this was going to be a difficult and boring book to read. After the first twenty pages of reading, I was hooked on the book and started to find out more information page by page. It was interesting to me mostly because it was based upon facts that actually occurred during the Vietnam War. The one part of the book that I enjoyed most was towards the end of the book where they said how
While watching this film you may find yourself experiencing some of the same emotions as the characters in the film this allows you to be in the movie letting you be a part of an important event in our history. This is what makes the film so unique. Its full of different scenarios that keep you wondering what is going to happen next. I think that this film is a very close representation of what WWII was really like.