According to Platt, the piece uses caricature images painted in different colors and showing the state of misery. Platt argues that the different colors represent different racial groups which seem to be in disagreements. In my interpretation of the artwork, the images are painted in yellow and brown color. These colors portray the existence of racial color between two groups of people. The yellow color represents the Japanese people while the other color represents the white westerners. Furthermore, it has been a custom for the westerners to refer the complexion of Japanese as being yellow. There is a similarity between my interpretation and that of Platt’s because the notion of colors used on the painting reveals racist stereotype in America.
In his article Graves claims that Yellow terror artwork portrays chaos in a region consisting two different groups of people that are in disagreement. The author claims that there are Japanese images that look to be in a state of oppression. On the other hand, he talks of people in snake and rat images that represent the other group of people; the American people. Metaphorically, this implies that the group is poisonous and full of hatred towards the Japanese people. In addition, Graves talks of some Japanese with elephant ears used for spaying. This implies that the Japanese people feels that the whole structure of Japanese American society do not comfort them because of oppression.
Upchurch claims that Roger Shimomura’s art work mainly focuses on the World War II Propaganda. The author argues that the ‘yellow terror’ artwork is an inspiration from the artist’s family history. According to the author, Roger was born and raised in Japanese American society. All the images included in the artwork are reflection of the negative experience he encounters in his childhood. During World War II the social groups were divided in terms of