Daniel Lopez
5/21/10
Period 3
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Ko and Slake

Ko from So Far From the Bamboo Grove by Yoko Kawishima Watkins, is a sixteen-year-old girl who is poor and had to flee from Korea to Japan. Her father
works for the Japanese government and her family is wanted dead by the Koreans.
The character Slake from Slake’s Limbo by Felice Holman, is a thirteen-year-old boy who is poor, homeless, and has poor vision. Slake is a fugitive who must live in New York while trying to survive in his conditions. Ko and Slake are similar and different. They should be compared and contrasted.


Ko is diverse from Slake. She is social. She talked to a farmer for corn and talked to many people. Ko is also vigilant because she had to watch out for
Anti-Japanese Korean Communist Soldiers who are trying to kill the Japanese. Ko is wise to. She was wise when Yoko was throwing up and Ko covered Yoko’s
head when the A.J.K.C.A Soldiers were training ne
ar by. She is also wise because she went to a university in Kyoto. Slake is different.



Slake is unlike Ko. Slake is anti- social. He was afraid to talk to the man with the turban. Slake was also anti-social when a man gave him money and asked for
one of Slake’s newspapers. Like Ko, Slake is vigilant. He had to keep an eye out for anyone who could hurt him. As oppose to Ko, slake is unintelligent. He was
unintelligent when he got bad grades and took drugs.



As you can see Slake and Ko are much alike but also very different. The character Ko from So Far From the Bamboo Grove and Slake from Slake’s Limbo are
two interesting characters. Even though there circumstances aren’t the same they are both very similar.