Holden has so many courteous words to describe Allie. The impact of losing his brother seems to be very difficult for Holden. Salinger uses Allie’s death to show that cancer, primarily pediatric cancer, has a huge effect on the child’s family. Holden continues on stating that when he was thirteen “...they were going to have me psychoanalyzed and all, because I broke all the windows in the garage. I don’t blame them.
9/11 became the day that a tragic event killed thousands, injured hundreds and changed America forever. On September 11, 2001, also known as 9/11, one of the greatest tragedies had struck America. This was caused by a terrorist attack that will forever be remembered by Americans. The attack started at 8:45 a.m. when the flight, American Airlines Boeing 767, that was holding 20,000 gallons of jet fuel crashed into the north tower of the World Trade Center that was located in New York City. The massive explosion caused burning debris to shower over the surrounding buildings and onto the streets below, which made it clear that America was now under attack.
Doug lying next to his wife with children of his own sleeping in the other room woke up and decided that he “will arise and go now and kill Ralph Underhill” (Bradbury 1). The reason this thought came about was because of the horrible things Ralph did to him when they were twelve. These memories were so vivid that the only seemingly just thing to do was to kill Ralph. Doug was not sure why it took so long to seek revenge and it had Doug questioning, “Why it hadn't come to [him] when [he] was thirty or forty”
The nuclear bomb that hit Hiroshima not only destroyed the environment but also destroyed the lives of both the people killed and the survivors that lost so much that day. As the bomb went off, the beautiful city of Hiroshima was destroyed within seconds. The immediate heat that had reached up to ten million degrees celsius combined with the blinding flash of light from the bomb is when the citizens of Hiroshima knew it was the end. “Everything flashed whiter than white she had ever seen.” (Hersey 1169) said a survivor from the bombing. Some of the people didn 't die from the bomb itself but from the falling buildings and tree debris.
The Nazi’s and the swatzika are very bad things. The Nazi’s killed over six million Jewish men, women, and children and 60 million people died in World War II which lasted for six years. Adolph Hitler was voted in as German Chancellor in 1933. He then created the Nazi party with its Swastika as a symbol for the Nazi party meaning racial purity. An evil disgusting dictator named Adolf Hitler built concentration camps and tortured and killed millions and millions of innocent people including men, women, and children.
“I saw those policemen enveloped in a shower of falling stone. Their lives must have been blotted out in an instant.” this quote was from an article called “Horrific Wreck of the City” told by a man named Fred Hewitt. He was a eye witness in the 1906 earthquake, so was a woman named Emma Burke who was also in the disaster. The earthquake in 1906 is one of the most significant earthquakes of all time, says the USGS. Thousands of people died, the city was wrecked and fires were set aflame.
When there’s a problem with no solution people can turn on each other. In 1960, Maple Street residents don’t know why the power went out and why cars won’t start. They don’t have any idea of what’s going on until Tommy puts the idea of aliens in everyone’s head, now everyone believes that a family among them is not human and causing all these problems. In 2003, again, no one knows why the power went out or why cars won’t start until Phyllis mentions the idea of terrorists. Since recent terror attacks have happened everyone believes that has to be the cause of the problem.
The nuclear detonations covered the world in radioactive dust and destroyed much of the infrastructure existing before the war, forcing the survivors to live in ruins. Throughout the novel, Dick invokes a sense of deterioration, decay and emptiness, using words such as “dust-stricken”, “rotted”, and ”sagging in ruin”. People’s decaying surroundings force them to regularly confront the reality of life’s impermanence; one realizes that, just as the building and lives of those who lived before the war are now decomposed or destroyed by radioactive dust, one’s own life, and everything in it, will eventually decompose and turn to dust. Likewise, it leads to the recognition that the universe itself is slowly decomposing through the process of entropy and will ultimately end, which means humanity must ultimately end as well. Indeed, the characters in the novel are acutely aware of life’s impermanence.
When the bomb detonated at 9:02, Rogers was thrown backward onto the floor with a desk and other office items landing around her. When she looked up, every one of her eight colleagues that was in the room with her had vanished. She started hollering, “Where are you guys? Where are you guys?” In the next few moments, before car and building alarms triggered by the bomb began to howl, before the sirens of the police cars and fire engines, and before the cries of the trapped and injured rang out, Rogers experienced an “eerie
They had started World War Two and put the Jewish people and gypsies and people they deemed not good enough for society in concentration camps. They were torturous places that starved, over-worked, and killed these people. It was oppressive in the extreme. Hiroshima was destroyed by the atomic bomb, Little Boy. “The American B-29 bomber, the Enola Gay, dropped the world’s first deployed atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, on August 6, 1945” (Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki).
For example, millions of people died due to the Nazi Concentration Camps while the casualties due to the Japanese Internment Camps were few. Hitler was ruthless, and when it came to the fate of millions of innocent people, he sent those useless to him to die. While people did die due to the Japanese Internment Camps, the American government didn’t intend to kill anyone and it wasn’t their first priority to kill the Japanese-Americans. In addition to this, the country of Israel was created for Jewish people who survived the Holocaust yet those who survived the Japanese Internment Camps were left to start their life all over again. Though it still causes fighting today, the country of Israel was created to serve as a home for those who survived the Holocaust since no one else was willing to take them in.
Grady ran as fast as he could, back to the campsite. He ran straight to his mother and told her what happened. The family ran down the mountain into a little cave that they had passed on the way up the mountain. They waited until they knew that the bears were gone for sure. They walked back up to the campsite only to find all their stuff destroyed.