Study Guide

Farewell to Manzanar Allusions

By Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston and James D. Houston

Allusions

Literary and Philosophical References

  • Margaret Mitchell, Gone With the Wind (2.21.42)

Religious References

  • Saint Agatha, Saint Juliana, Saint Marcella (1.5.22-23)

Historical References

Pop Culture References

  • John Philip Sousa (2.13.10)
  • Log Cabin Syrup (1.3.27)
  • Rose Brilliantine Hair Tonic (2.13.15)
  • "Beautiful Dreamer," "Down by the Old Mill Stream," "Shine on Harvest Moon," "Battle Hymn of the Republic" (2.13.4)
  • The Sierra Stars, The Jive Bombers (2.12.14)
  • Abbott and Costello (2.12.12)
  • Japan's national anthem (1.11.34)
  • "Girl of My Dreams" (2.21.48; 2.21.50)
  • Thirties films (1.1.17)