Joy Kogawa Essays

10th Grade


Violence and spoken words are less deadly than silence. The people who are weak tend to hold back as they are afraid the truth will make them uncomfortable and open wounds that cannot be healed. Communicating about feelings allows individuals to...

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...