And the soul shall dance - Rivy Manzano Drama 101 Section AB Due In the play And the Soul Shall Dance Wakako Yamauchi shows how two immigrant families

And the soul shall dance - Rivy Manzano Drama 101 Section...

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Rivy ManzanoDrama 101 Section ABDue 1/24/2019In the play And the Soul Shall Dance, Wakako Yamauchi shows how two immigrant families work hard to survive in the post war depression. The families are caught between two distinct cultures of Japan and their new home, America. Throughout the story the characters are in a constant struggle between sticking with their heritage or becoming fully assimilated into life in the US to avoid racial discrimination.Yamauchi uses symbols to depict the rich culture from Japan. Kimonos, tea parties and the song And the Soul Shall Danceall act as reminders of the life the immigrants left behind. Some characters, such as Emiko, spend the play reminiscing of their old home. Emiko claims to feel “barren” without her beloved culture from Japan. Japanese music shows itself to be a reminder of home for many of the characters. It keeps them in touch with their cultural identity as they attempt to not get caught up in

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