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The stories in Saturday Night at the Pahala Theatre take place in a strongly male dominated society where severe gender inequality persists. In this setting, most of the power lies in the hands of men, and women are left with little control over anything. In fact, the males have so much more power than the females that that the term oppression is applicable. Oppression is a group of people’s exercise of authority or power over another group of people in a burdensome, cruel, or unjust manner. But just to what extent are the females being oppressed? The author of this book reveals the horrible truth to this question in her work. Throughout the stories, she shows how men oppress women to the point that they are treated as less than human. In the book Saturday Night at the Pahala Theatre , Yamanaka uses Kala’s experience with Jimmyboy, Tita’s criticism to a younger girl about boyfriends, to illustrate how the older guys oppress the young girls by treating them as mere sex objects. In the “forced” relationship Kala have with Jimmyboy, the latter treats the former as an
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This note was uploaded on 02/11/2012 for the course ENGLISH R1A taught by Professor Meganpugh during the Spring '09 term at University of California, Berkeley.

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