When The Emperor Was Divine By Julie Otsuka

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Feelings and Links
Have you ever been separated from your dad for a while? We already know that the dad’s love cannot be compared with another thing in the world. The relationship between a father and his son is one of the most important things in life. In the novel “When the Emperor Was Divine” by Julie Otsuka shows the relationship assists in making a boy recognize the love of his father while he is in the internment camp for a long time. We may see through the third chapter as the father and his boy encourage their self-confidence to overcome their own experiences of being separated from each other. We are able to see how this relationship become strong and how it is linked for the boy’s feelings. Through this essay I would like to prove the importance of the father and his son, and how they illustrated this love in the novel “When the Emperor was Divine”.
The novel When the Emperor Was Divine tells a story of a Japanese America family’s who is separated and it is recruited in internment camps during World War Two. The American government orders to arrest the father of the family because they accused him of being a spy. Then, the mother has to take care of her two children and move to the internet camp. During the three years, the mother and her two children spend in captivity. Generally, they are in the limbo because they never know when they will be released or what will happen to them. After the war the woman, the boy, and the girl leave the internment camp and they
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