Out line(Joy kogowa Okawoga)


Intro


The era of world War II, was not only a time in which people lost their lives because of war, but it was also a time in which discrimination of other races occurred. One of which were the Japanese Canadians; this people were brutally taken away from their homes and transferred to interment camps. This was done because of a fear that Japanese Canadians would executive a surprise attack on Canadian territory, like Japanese in Pearl Harbor. Joy Kogawa’s Obasan is a novel written about the experience Japanese Canadians faced throughout their journey to internment camp; from the perspective of a little girl. From the vivid imagery and unique structure of the novel, Joy demonstrates both the negative and positive aspects of her journey to the unknown camp.


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Sub thesis.. Having been taken away from home, put in box car full of people, and not know where she was going to end up; joy goes through a negative period in her life.


Example #1


“an overlanden with weeping” Negative experience of leaving home


Example #2


“the black soot leaps and settles like insects” The YUCKY!! Picture that everyone is covered in Carbon waste. This is negative because they didn’t have the essentials like water and soap to wash themselves. Poor health


Example#3


“I can barely hear its high steady cry in the clackity clak and steamy hiss of the train” This example demonstrates how unpleasant the ride was. The loud noises, cats crying,


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P#2


Sub Thesis.. Uncertain of what is in store from her journey to the camp, Joy maintains a positive attitude.


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