The Buddha in the Attic Questions and Answers

The Buddha in the Attic

Julie Otsuka's The Buddha in the Attic revolves around the themes of appearance versus reality, marriage, racial tensions and injustice, the mutual support of women, and struggles between...

Latest answer posted October 18, 2021, 3:53 pm (UTC)

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The Buddha in the Attic

In The Buddha in the Attic, Julie Otsuka uses a diasporic perspective to explore how painful it is to leave one's homeland. To understand how Otsuka explores this theme, it is first important to...

Latest answer posted July 27, 2021, 8:55 pm (UTC)

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The Buddha in the Attic

In a reflective essay, you will generally focus on yourself and your own experiences, but in this case, you will relate those ideas and experiences to Julie Otsuka's novel The Buddha in the Attic....

Latest answer posted October 22, 2021, 7:54 pm (UTC)

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The Buddha in the Attic

In the novel, Julie Otsuka conveys the paradoxes of the American Dream according to class, race, and foreign origin. She strongly suggests that this dream was not attainable for the women depicted,...

Latest answer posted January 7, 2019, 7:40 pm (UTC)

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The Buddha in the Attic

Julie Otsuka’s book The Buddha in the Attic explores several dimensions of racism and prejudice through the experiences of Japanese picture brides coming to the United States in the early twentieth...

Latest answer posted July 30, 2021, 7:41 pm (UTC)

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The Buddha in the Attic

Julie Otsuka’s novel The Buddha in the Attic addresses numerous issues related to diaspora. Some of the issues she raises are specific to the experience of Japanese and Japanese American people in...

Latest answer posted July 14, 2021, 5:20 am (UTC)

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The Buddha in the Attic

The homeland and the new land in The Buddha in the Attic are Japan and the United States. In The Translator, these two territories are Sudan and Scotland. Julie Otsuka presents a collective...

Latest answer posted August 10, 2021, 7:14 pm (UTC)

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The Buddha in the Attic

The experiences of the Japanese diaspora are set out in considerable detail by Julie Otsuka in The Buddha in the Attic. Although we are introduced to a number of different characters, each one...

Latest answer posted July 18, 2021, 6:14 am (UTC)

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The Buddha in the Attic

Three contemporary themes central to Otsuka's novel are: 1) War and the rights of citizens. The internment of Japanese Americans during WWII brings to the forefront our own predicament during...

Latest answer posted March 19, 2015, 3:39 pm (UTC)

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The Buddha in the Attic

Throughout most of the novel, Otsuka's collective "we" refers to the Japanese picture brides who travel to the United States. As Otsuka stated in an interview, the collective voice allows her to...

Latest answer posted March 9, 2015, 9:35 pm (UTC)

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