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Farewell to Manzanar

Summary: Farewell to Manzanar by Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston. It is a reflection essay on the Japanese internment of WWII. It talks about the affects it had on Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston and her family. This essay addresses the comparisons to the family life after the camp and family life in California today.
Farewell to Manzanar

Farewell to Manzanar is sociologist and writer Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston's first hand account of her interment in the Japanese camps during World War II. Growing up in southern California, she was the youngest of ten children living in a middle-to lower class, but comfortable life style with her large family. In the beginning of her story, she told about how her family was close, but how they drifted apart during and after their internment in the camp. The ironic part of it is that her family spent their entire time together in the same camp. So why did her family drift apart so? What was once the center of the family scene; dinner became concealed with the harsh realities of the camp. This reflects the loss of many of today's family values, and may have even set the bar for southern California's style of living...

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