What is uchida's purpose for including the following detail in desert exile? when i reached the serving table and held out my plate, a cook reached into a dishpan full of canned sausages and dropped two onto my plate with his fingers.
a. to point out the unsanitary conditions at the camp
b. to entertain the reader with a comical detail
c. to note that the food at the camp was healthy
d. to inform the reader of standard cafeteria procedures
The correct answer is A) to point out the unsanitary conditions at the camp.
Uchida’s purpose for including that detail in “Desert Exile” is to point out the unsanitary conditions at the camp
Yoshiko Uchida wrote his story of “Desert Exile” during the post events of the attack of Pearl Harbor by the Japanese Air Force and Navy in World War II. He and his family were sent to the camps that built the United States government to concentrate Japanese descendants in the U.S. West. The detail in his story of how “the cook reached into the dishpan full of canned sausages and dropped two on his plates with the fingers”, tries to show the unsanitary conditions at the camp.