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Running head: HEROISM LEADS TO JUSTICE 1 Yara Chabchoul 12-11-18 Professor Alpert LIT 135 FY43 Heroism and How It Leads to Justice in The Buddha in the Attic The Buddha in the Attic is a novel written by author Julie Otsuka which describes the journey of Japanese women to the United States, as well as their lives after the events of Pearl Harbor. The author goes into detail about the horrible conditions these women had to face while on the boat and the sad truth of being catfished by their husbands who have been arranged for them. In addition, the novel goes on about the way the Japanese people are treated in San Francisco and the troubles they face while trying to provide for and raising their children. Throughout the chapters, there are several instances of heroism which range from the voyage of the women to the rebellion of their children. It is sensible to incorporate philosopher Harold Scheub’s emphasis on a point called “Trope” in which whatever the reader assumes will happen based on a certain image that is portrayed in the novel is proven wrong and given a new result. By utilizing the idea of trope, the actions taken by the Japanese women and children in the novel lead to justice. A hero is someone who acts in the moment because they feel that it is right. In the text, Japanese women set on a voyage to the United States. It is anything but pleasant, and some of the women “slept down below, in steerage, where it was filthy and dim” (Otsuka, 2011, p. 4). The trip to the America from Japan was dirty and filled with diseases. Scheub’s trope laboratory is
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