Snow falliing on Cedars Essay

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Snow falliing on Cedars



The book Snow Falling on Cedars is about a Japanese man Kabuo Miyanmoto who is on trial
for murder. He is accused of murdering a white man, Carl Heine. Much of the story is told
through the memories of various characters. It is set in the 1050's in Puget Sound on a
fictional island called San Piedro. I think Snow Falling on Cedars was an excellent book.

I felt that the author was able to present an unbiased view of the internment of
Japanese-Americans during WWII. He presented many diverse viewpoints of this period of
time and explained why they thought the way they did. For example, Kabuo Miyamoto, the
defendant, had fought with the US army in WWII. Kabuo was deeply affected by his
experience in the war, and it changed his perspective of the world. On the other hand,
Carl Heine's mother, Etta, is extremely prejudiced against the Japanese, She feels that
all of the "dirty Japs" as she calls them, are lazy and untrustworthy. She judges all
Japanese people by their race. The author also represents the American friends of the
Japanese. Etta's husband was friends with Kabuo's father, and when the family was sent to
an internment camp, he offered to take care of their land. However, when he died, Etta
sold the land to someone else. By including all these different viewpoints of that period
of time, the reader is given a more complete picture.

Another reason I enjoyed this book was because the characters were flawed, making them
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