Mariah_Thompson_-_April_27_Obasan - In the excerpt from Obasan Joy Kogawas utilizes a changing perspective to portray the oppression of a group of and

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In the excerpt from Obasan Joy Kogawas utilizes a changing perspective to portray the oppression of a group of and the innocence of a young child also affected by the past intolerant behavior during the time of war. The use of details, figurative language, structure, and point of view emphasizes how the narrator may not have completely understood the situation at the time but later came to know the true horrors of her past. In the beginning Kogawa uses a general perspective with ominous details and metaphors to portray the oppressive exile of the Japanese Canadians. The narrator starts the passgae with “we are leaving” and continues to use “we” in reference to the entire group. The narrator refers to the groups as “hammers and chisels” for “would be sculptors” using a metaphor to describe the disgruntled feeling of being discarded without being fully utilized for their abilities. The people had no choice but were “ undemanding as dew” realizing that the
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