Gaijin, American Prisoner of War
Made by Jack Hart, Book written by Matt Faulkner
A name given to him by others, Gaijin is a innocent kids with a certain pressure on him with his mysterious father and a life that has been turned around after the bombing in Pearl Harbor. He is the protagonist of the story and the journey of his life in prison camp.
He is sensitive and protective of himself and others and has a hard time getting along with others. In many examples at the camp he stands up for a little kid and his dad’s name. He is sensitive about himself and sometimes loses his temper with the other boys and does not storms off when a group of boys throw rocks at a old man who befriends Gaijin.
In a scene at the camp Gaijin stands up for a little boy against a gang. He is not afraid to stand up for what he believes in. He is usually getting mad at the other boys, some instances, (“Look at this! somebody messed the whole fence” I’m gonna get those punks”). Even though he does have problems at the camp he still tries to not let it bother him.
All of the main characters in the story like in most books had a problem but instead they had the same problems, they were imprisoned for something they hadn't done. Character v.s. Society was the main conflict, the American government captured all Japanese citizens in the states possible. This was a big problem for foreigners from Japan, this also creating a huge conflict and the plot for the story. His problem with the people around make him prone to lots of conflicts with other groups.
This paragraph is about the climax of the story where the main character does something exciting or a huge problem occurs. He snaps many times with so many things that are going on in his life, his father, his mother, gangs, and work. He is so stressed that he even tries to escape, and after endless times of getting in trouble from the guards he breaks into anger more. This trait is seen throughout the book in various scenes. He has hallucinations of his father and other situations where is under pressure.
Japanese in America were put into prison camps after the bombing. They imprisoned inocent people no matter what age because people saw them as the enemy.
When people first heard about Pearl Harbor they were surprised and speechless. This led to a big change of how people of different countries treated each other in America
Gangs would usually form in prison camps like these. They would steel food and cigarettes from guards and storage
World Changing History
- August 6, 1945, America ends World War II with the nuclear bombs, hitting two cities in Japan, Hiroshima and Nagasaki
- November 22, 1963, President Kennedy is assassinated in Dallas, Texas by Lee Oswald
- August 28, 1963, MLK gave his famous speech in Washington D.C, “I have a Dream”
- July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong becomes the first man on the moon, mission, Apollo
- November 9, 1989, The Berlin wall separating the east and west (Allies and Communist) is destroyed
- September 11, 2001, Two terrorist hijacked and flew two planes into the Twin Towers killing thousands
- November 4, 2008, Barack Obama is voted as president making him the first African American president in history