My Brother, My Sister, and I Essay & Project Ideas

Yoko Kawashima Watkins
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1. Write a paper using the development of a silkworm as a metaphor to explain Yoko's development into a strong, selfless person.

2. Write a paper on homelessness and how Yoko's outlook helped her manage on the streets.

3. Watkins points out that Burakumin have been discriminated against since the twelfth century and that they have carried their burden from generation to generation. Compare and contrast the discrimination the Burakumin suffer in Japan to the kind of discrimination that occurs today in America.

4. Yoko, Ko, and Hideyo survive and persevere because they never give up. Discuss some of the ways each of them persisted to chase their dreams, despite their hardships.

5. The Japanese people traditionally have a strong sense of family pride. Using instances from the story, discuss the family pride Yoko, Ko, and Hideyo feel and the ways in which they exhibit...

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