Campus Only Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
© 2018 Anyi Wong-Lifton
Manga masterpiece Message to Adolf’s fictional narrative intertwines the Holocaust, romance, espionage, and friendship in its international World War II-focused narrative. Using theory on nationalism and Japanese memories of WWII, this thesis argues the violence the characters initiate and suffer blurs lines between perpetrator, hero, and victim to critique the power of nationalism. Its message concerning the danger of nationalism is as applicable for global audiences now as when it was published in 1985.
Wong-Lifton, Anyi, "Multinational Manga Memories: Osamu Tezuka’s Postwar Japanese Critique of Nationalism in Message to Adolf" (2018). Scripps Senior Theses. 1196.
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