Why i love the country that once betrayed me” by george takai and

 

Please read the attached article and answer the questions in complete sentences. This is an article written by actor George Takai that reveals his feelings for the United States in spite of the treatment he and his familiy recieved during World War II.

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  1.  In what ways was Takei’s grandparents’ journey to the United States similar to the journey made by the Starship Enterprise alluded to in the opening of the speech? How did both groups “boldly go where no one has gone before?” 
  2. What function does Takei’s citing of the Declaration of Independence have on his argument for “why he [loves] a country that once betrayed [him]?” In what ways does his thesis gain support from the tenets of the Declaration? Use evidence from the text to support your answers. 
  3. Identify Takei’s claim regarding heroism. Evaluate Takei’s depiction of the heroic soldiers fighting the Germans at the Gothic Line. What is the importance of this story to Takei’s claim? How is it effective in illustrating the allegiance the Japanese- Americans had to a country that was suspicious of them? 

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