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...