jeanne and her brother kiyo are threatened by the "ghetto kids" of terminal island, who mock and intimidate them. jeanne tells us " none of these kids ever actually attacked. it was the threat that frightened us." analyze this line in the larger context of ww2 and whys happening in the nation at this time
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annyksl 6 months ago
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The line shows how fear makes people act controversially, out of the ordinary.

How is this associated with World War II?

  • The war made people afraid.
  • Fear stimulated irrationality.
  • Irrationality made people see each other as enemies.
  • People started attacking each other as a way to lessen fear and apprehension.

Jeanne recognizes that she and her brother were attacked because the children are apprehensive and nervous about the threats that are terrorizing them.

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