The American B-29 bomber circled over the Japanese mainland, reaching 31,000 feet. Then, the crew dropped the first atomic bomb used in wartime, nicknamed "Little Boy," on the city of Hiroshima. It was detonated at 1,900 feet, and sent a mushroom cloud rising ominously into the sky; 70,000 people died in a matter of seconds. Imagine the people that either survived or that were soon to be born, and the fear that the atomic bomb had on them. Robert Cormier used the motif of the atom bomb in his book, Tunes for Bears to Dance To. He used this motif to develop characters and to set the mood. In the story, Henry is a 12-year-old boy, living on the outskirts of Boston. He recently got a job at the Corner Market. His boss was a mean man named Mr. Hairston. On page 6, Mr. …show more content…
In this way of using the motif of the atomic bomb, Cormier helps the reader to understand Henry more. It tells the reader more about his past, about his friends and his brother. Also, it shows that Henry is a fearful person. He is so scared about the atomic bomb exploding and killing everyone, that he has nightmares about it. Henry keeps many problems to himself, afraid that it would overwhelm his mother or father too much, in addition to them still coping with the death of their son. “Gathering his strength, he slammed the hammer down on the village, smashing two houses and a barn, sending splinters of wood through the air. the sound was enormous, like a bomb falling and exploding” (75). When this happened, Henry was destroying a carved wooden village that Mr. Levine made. Mr. Levine was an old man who was in the “Crazy House” next to Henry. He suffered from PTSD because he was in a concentration camp when he was a child, and his village was destroyed by the
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In Henry's mind on page ninety-seven, "Those other men seemed never to grow weary; they were fighting with their old speed.” He grew a wild hate for the relentless foe which caused him to fight even harder. During this battle, Henry fires his rifle non-stop until a comrade informs him that he is shooting at nothing and that the battle has ended. This battle had a large effect on Henry because afterwards, he was looked at as a “war devil” to his comrades.
In August, 1945 the Japanese were forced to accept defeat in World War II due to the terrifying bombs known as “Little Boy” and “ Fat Boy.” Harry Truman stepping up to take over the presidential job and making the decision for these bombs to be dropped after the death of president Franklin D. Roosevelt will forever be known as one of the biggest decisions in American history. Over the years Americans have accumulated questions such as why President Truman made this decision, if there were any alternative options for peace, and if President Roosevelt would have made the same decision. Regardless of any decision that Truman made, most people would agree that he was making decisions that were in the best interest for our country.
In 1945 World War 2 was coming to an end, President Truman was faced with a very tough decision on whether or not to drop the atomic bombs on Japan. On August 6 1945 an American B-29 bomber dropped the worlds first atomic bomb on the city of Hiroshima, three days later another B-29 bomber dropped a second bomb on the city of Nagasaki in total the bombs killed well over a hundred thousand people. The use of the atomic bombs were necessary to end the war on Japan, although the bombs killed many people the use of the bombs saved hundreds of thousands of American lives, and eneded Japan’s reign of terror on the world. People believed that with only two atomic bombs ready that it was too risky to use one on a demonstration showing off the power of the bomb.
This excerpt from Maxine Clair’s “Cherry Bomb” is a prime representation of an adult character reminiscing in memories of youth and innocence. Through the description of her “box of private things” and the cherry bomb incident, she uses appropriate diction, figurative language, and imagery while reflecting on past summers where time wasn’t consumed by school, capturing the pure moments of childhood. To begin with, the persona’s younger self picks up the “lofty” saying ‘I am in this world, but not of it’ without a clear understanding of what the message truly entails. She chooses it based on the fact that it seems to sound important. This reflection of her past shows a sense of immaturity, and is supported by other various examples of forward diction that tie back into her young personality at the time.
It was on August 6, 1945, when the American warplane the Enola Gay dropped the first Atomic bomb on Japan. This resulted in the deaths of an estimated tens of thousands of people. In John Hersey’s excerpt “from Hiroshima” he tells stories of various surviving victims who witnessed the bombing first hand. Hersey shows through his victims’ stories the destructive, interruptive, and tragic nature of war.
There are many examples of the atomic bomb itself being presented in unnatural ways in the novel Hiroshima by John Hersey. One example of this can be found in plant life after the bomb. During Chapter Four, Miss Sasaki sees new plants that are growing through the ruins and they “[give] her the creeps because they seem unnatural. It seems as if nature is impatient and is waiting to take over when humankind destroys itself and its own civilization. It can be seen as ironic that the greatest achievement of mankind at that point would be the cause of the land going back to a pre-human state.
This is a clear sign that Henry was not prepared to enlist in the war and was. A true hero would have stayed through it all and would have never given up. At the beginning of the story when only wanted to go against what his mother said, he was immature and misunderstanding. Henry’s mother told him, “Henry, don’t be a fool” (Crane 4). Even though his mother attempted change his mind, the next morning he set out to enlist.
As all the world has known, the biggest atomic bomb in warfare history by the end of World War 2 is the bombing of Nagasaki and Hiroshima that hit on August 9th, 1945 by the direct order of our 33rd president of The United States Of America; Harry S. Truman. He thought this bomb would bring a close ending of the war (World War 2) and it definitely did but it was too much to handle afterwards when it hit. There was no choice for Truman because there was no other way to bring the war into a close. It was the last call, but they didn’t realize that after they released the bomb, it was hard to decide whether it was a mistake or the right decision. The bomb killed innocent people of 199,000 (plus more).
1. Immediate Aftermath On August 6, 1945, at 8:15 a.m., an atomic bomb by the name of “Little Boy” detonated 1,900 feet above the city of Hiroshima. The bomb exploded directly above the Shima Surgical Clinic with the force of about 16 kilotons of TNT, causing the burst temperature to exceed 1 million degrees Celsius and creating a massive fireball measuring 840 feet in diameter. The explosion killed an estimated 70,000 to 80,000 and injured a similar number.
This illustrates how Henry believes in the importance of himself, it amazes him that nature is so ignorant or oblivious to the obvious terror and “devilment” around him. “New eyes were given to him. And the most startling thing was to learn suddenly that he was very insignificant.” (Crane 100). At this point in the novel, Henry realizes his insignificance, that even war is not the biggest thing in the entire universe in natures eyes.
There were 2 atomic bomb that was dropped in the World War II. The 2 atomic bombs is called The Fat Man and The Little Boy. Little boy was dropped on the city of Hiroshima on August 6, 1945. An American B-29 (a type of plane) called the "Enola Gay" was piloted by Paul W. Tibbets, dropped a uranium atomic bomb that is called The Little Boy, the bomber dropped the world’s first atomic bomb with its name Little Boy on Hiroshima, Hiroshima was Japan's seventh largest city. In minutes, half of the city was destroyed.