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"Farewell to Manzanar" Vs. "Salvation"

Summary: Essay provides a comparison of "Farewell to Manzanar" by Jeanne Houston to "Salvation" by Langston Hughes.
All children are born innocent and unaware of color, culture and religion. Adults teach children how to fear by placing in them the fear of the unknown or unfamiliar. They are the perpetuators of the stereotypes and prejudices that children inherit. In Farewell to Manzanar, Jeanne Watsuki talks about how her father placed the fear of Orientals in her mind by telling her that if she didn't behave, he would "sell her to a chinaman." She then internalized the information to mean that if you were sold to a chinaman then bad things would happen to you and was convinced that all Chinese were bad. Similarly, Langston, in "Salvation," speaks of a very pivotal moment in his life at the age of thirteen when he, based on what his aunt had told him, expected to literally see Jesus and know that he was saved. Obviously, that event did...

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