Name Course Title Tutor Date Single Scene Analysis of Chapter Three of When the Emperor was Divine Abstract When the Emperor was Divine a novel authored by a Japanese American novelist Julie Otsuka tells the story of a Japanese American family held captive in an internment camp in the desert of Utah at the height of World War II. Based on the wartime experiences of the family of Otsuka’s mother’s family the story is divided into five chapters which are the respective perspectives of the four family members. The story gives an account of the family’s eviction from their home in California and their experiences in the camp and after its return to their home and embarks on rebuilding their lives. The author employs various styles to bring the themes in her book. These include metaphors vivid descriptions dialogue symbolism and imagery which help to make the story a this scene serve to buttress the underlying theme of the novel which is the effect of the internment to the lives of innocent Japanese American citizens who are wrongfully detained for the crimes committed by their government. The horrible conditions of the camp and the collective suffering of the prisoners provide the basis upon which the author anchored her story. In conclusion the history of the internment is relevant for discussing and considering today because it had profound effects on the social and cultural lives of the Japanese American people. The incarceration greatly damaged their heritage after they were compelled their give up their cultural beliefs by the pressures of the camp. It’s worth discussing because it’s crucial in bringing healing and reconciliation between the white Americans and their Japanese American counterparts. Work Cited Otsuka Julie. When The Emperor Was Divine. United States Alfred A. Knopf 2002 pp. 49-76. [...]
Single scene analysis. Focus on one passage (one page or up to five pages) from Julie Otsuka's When the Emperor Was Divine and examine its significance for the narrative as a whole, and also its significance in terms of sociohistorical relevance. Use specific examples from the text to support your argument. Make sure you cite the book at the end of your paper under "Works Cited." You may want to expand and further develop ideas from a Blackboard post you've already made. I recommend writing about a scene you feel personally connected to and invested in. In the top left corner: Name Course title Date 3-5 pages double-spaced. 12 point standard font (Times New Roman, Garamond, Arial, Calibri). Number your pages. RUBRIC: 5 points - formatting (including correct MLA citation of the book under Works Cited heading) 5 points - spelling & grammar (please make sure to proofread) 15 points - introduction (including a clear thesis statement, something like "I have selected this scene because it is important for these reasons: ....) 50 points - body paragraphs with supporting textual evidence (relevant quotations from the book and your interpretations of those moments) 15 points - did you discuss/analyze how the single scene you selected relates to the whole narrative? (at least one body paragraph should do this, but ideally you should make this connection in each body paragraph with a different example) 10 points - conclusion, including some reflection (2-3 sentences) on why the history of the internment is relevant for discussing and considering today Remember, close reading and analysis are different from summary. In this essay, you are offering your interpretations and an argument for your way of reading the text. You should assume your audience for this essay has already read the book.