An Analysis of Joy Kogawa’s excerpt from Obasan. United we stand, divided we fall.—Aesop By: Alexis White, Hannah Bush, and Madeline Trimble. What or Theme Statement.
United we stand, divided we fall.—Aesop
By: Alexis White, Hannah Bush, and Madeline Trimble
-“We are the Issei and the Nisei and the Sansei, the Japanese Canadians.” (26-27)
-“We are the scholarly and the illiterate, the envied and the ugly, the fierce and the docile.” (19-21)
Repetition and symbolism are utilized in this piece to represent how they are working to mend the distance between them in order to overcome their hardships.
When wild animals stray from the pack they become detached and therefore suffer.