Farewell To Manzanar


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Communication Arts 4


April 20th


The book Farewell to Manzanar was written by Jeannie W. and James


D. Houston. The story takes place in Manzanar. There are many things to say


about the characters, but this is about Jeannie and how she was friendly,


helpful, and observant. As you read on you will find out more about how she


was those way\'s.


In the story Jeannie is very friendly you can see this by the ways she


talks to others. You can see her friendliness in the way she talked to the


young women in Manzanar. Another way, was how she talked to the church


women." soon I was over there...it\'s no mystery that I should have been


drawn to these..."( Houston 43). There are many other ways that show how


Jeannie\'s friendliness, but that was just a few examples.


Reading through the story you can also see how Jeannie is helpful.


She was involved in helping in activities like Girl Scouts. Jeannie helped her


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mother and family when they first get to Manzanar and they have to clean up


their living space covered with dust and dirt. Jeannie also helped her mother


with her back, "Come over here, Momo my back a little bit," ( Houston 163).


She helped her mom move from place to place. These examples are the


many ways that show how helpful she was.



Jeannie was also very observant. An example of this is how she looked


at her mom. "Inside my own helplessness I cowered..."( Houston 69) Jeannie


knew her mother loved her father, but she put with too much. Another way is


how the lady showed her the ballet shoes. "...She sat down to rest. She took


off her shoes. Her toes were showing blood. I noticed then the lines on her


face, the traces of gray in her her black hair." ( Houston 113). There are


many ways to shoes how observant Jeannie is, and these are just a few ways


to show you.


She was so friendly, helpful, and observant unlike some of the other


Japanese prisoners during the war time. She was my favorite character in the


book because she had a good attitude about life. She was the most


interesting person in the whole book.