The students are regularly required to compose a standard academic essay during the Humanities curriculum, and not infrequently the assignment is called a Farewell to Arms essay or a Passage to India essay. As you surely know, the first book of these two is a brilliant novel by Ernest Hemingway, which is commonly recognized as the premier and most important novel that describes World War I as a total debacle. Also, the horror and international hatred that accompany any war, and especially World War II are briskly depicted in the “Farewell to Manzanar” literary work by Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston and her fellow companion James D. Houston. These war-related books are indispensable for the literature students’ understanding of the historical and social influence of both World War I and II. However, the fascinating and searching novel by E. M. Forster, which also was selected as one the greatest literary masterpieces of 20th century English literature, is grounded upon the completely different story from the different time period and describes the Forster’s journey to India.
In this article we will overlook some peculiarities of writing an opinion essay on topics concerned with the “Farewell to Manzanar” novel. At first, we will go over the possible topics point by point with an eye of demonstrating to the student the whole scope of questions connected with a Farewell to Manzanar essay. The topics are as follows:
Soon after the assault on Pearl Harbor, President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued Executive Order 9066, and thus authorized the Secretary of Defense to determine the military zones, on which “all citizens can be relocated”. Although the military order was not aimed on any particular group of people, it caused the mass migration of 120,000 people of Japanese descent, both US citizens and people without US citizenship. In March 1942, Lt. Gen. John L. DeWitt, the commander of the Western Air Command of the US Army officially announced the urgent establishment of the special exclusion zone located along the west coast of the country and put in claims that all citizens of Japanese ancestry must check into special civilian centers. Hundreds of hundreds of Japanese were compelled to close their businesses, leave houses and farms, and move to remote internment camps, which also were called relocation centers. Many Japanese have returned home, some moved to other states in the US that were not included in the restricted area, and some of Japanese young men have even enlisted to serve in the US Army. But most just surrendered to their position as exiles. In January 1944, the US Supreme Court has dissolved the detention of citizens for no reason. The order was voided, and Asian-Americans began to depart from the camps, gradually returning to their former life. The last camp was closed in 1946, and by the end of the 20th century, the US government has paid about 1.6 billion dollars to Japanese people affected by these migrations and to their descendants.
There are at least three good pointers, which the student should consider before he or she proceeds to writing a personal essay , namely: