scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 1,974
On December 7 1941 the United States entered World War II when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor in Hawaii Therefore President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066 which gave the War Department the authority to designate military areas and to exclude from these areas anyone who might threaten the war effort Wakatsuki-Houston and Houston xiv This order was meant for all of the Japanese and Japanese-Americans that were living in the United States during this time They were sent to internment camps consequently something similar to the concentration camps In Farewell to Manzanar by Jeanne Wakatsuki-Houston and James Houston Jeanne tells the true story of her familys and her experience while forcibly sent to an internment camp in Manzanar located in the Owens Valley of California and how their lives were affected both during and after being in this camp While separated from the patriarch of the family Ko Wakatsuki they face many hardships and much hatred during some of their struggle in Manzanar The struggle of the Wakatsuki family continues when Ko meets his family in the camp and their subsequent reentry into society As Jeanne reflects on her life during World War II she tries to make sense of and understand this traumatic and confusing time in her life Facing racial prejudice the burden of war and the steady deterioration of the family Jeanne must come to terms with these dilemmas as a young adolescent girl Before the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor the Wakatsukis were living a normal existence in a modest house in Ocean Park California Papa Ko Wakatsuki was a commercial fisherman with his own small fleet of boats The Nereid and The Waka Wakatsuki-Houston and Houston 4 Their lives seemed to be generally copacetic until one day in December of 1941 Papa and Jeannes brothers Bill and Woody set off on a fishing expedition These trips could last anywhere from a couple of days to a month depending on the fish
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA