Joy Kogawa Essays
The Critique of Modernity in “Anglosaxon Street” and Obasan
Earle Birney’s poem “Anglosaxon Street” and Joy Kogawa’s novel Obasan both present a powerful critique of modern life, though the former is delivered through sarcastic humor while the latter is portrayed through poignant emotions. Modernity in “...
Kogawa's Depiction of Interment Camps in Obasan 12th Grade
In the novel Obasan, by Joy Kogawa, the narrator recounts her experience of being relocated to the internment camps during the Second World War. During this time period the Japanese Canadians were considered enemies to all. Consequently, they were...
Th Kite Runner vs. Where There's a Wall: Comparative Essay on Character and Symbolism 11th Grade
A Garden of Anchors: Selected Poems
One thing that perhaps all humans can agree on, based on their own experiences of life, is that obstacles cannot be avoided. They can be ignored, they can even be dodged sometimes, but at the end of the day, they cannot be avoided. In the novel ...