Obasan Discussion Questions

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Research the internment experience of people with Japanese ancestry in both Canada and the United States during World War II and compare them.

Who was Sitting Bull? In what ways is the experience of Sitting Bull's people similar to Naomi's family? In what ways was it different?

Do some research into the religion of Buddhism and then interpret some of the Buddhist references in Naomi's story. Is the narrator successful in blending Christianity and Buddhism?

If you were going to make Obasan into a film, how would you handle Grandma Kato's letter from Japan?

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