The Theme Of Prejudice In Farewell To Manzanar

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In the autobiography, Farewell to Manzanar, the author conveys the theme of prejudice, physically and mentally. The author shows that the outgroup is damaged physically when Jeanne’s sister-in-law dies giving birth. “They had both hemorrhaged badly… our needs being low on the wartime priority list” (Wakatsuki 118). The author shows that Jeanne’s sister-in-law was bleeding out on the operating table. The doctor should have given her a blood transfusion. Being privileged, he kept the blood for the American soldiers, broke the doctor’s code, and killed an innocent woman. This quote shows the theme of prejudice when the ingroup thought that the outgroup was less important. They would not even save a dying woman when they had the resources.