Forgotten Fire Adam Bagdasarian Analysis

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“Who does now remember the Armenians (Adolf Hitler, 1939)?” Who does?
When someone hears the word "Genocide", the words killing and death may come to mind. A genocide is defined as, Article II: “In the present Convention, genocide means any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group as such:Killing members of the group;Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group; Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part; Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group; Forcibly transferring children of the group to another group.” Over 1.5 million Armenians were …show more content…

Some people argue that the book, “Forgotten Fire” by Adam Bagdasarian is a book of historical fiction. It is also a novel. A novel is a fictitious prose narrative of book length, typically representing character and action with some degree of realism. So to some extent there are some fictional parts to the book. But that does not take away from the fact that these actions took place, and that REAL people like Vahan and his family. The book Night by Elie Wiesel was also a novel/ a narrative about what he experienced during the genocide of the Jews but just because the book was based on memories, does not mean that it 's not true. Adam Bagdasarian clearly states in the back of the book that “Adam Bagdasarian was inspired to write the book Forgotten Fire after hearing a recording his great-uncle made during the Ottoman Turks’ attempt to exterminate the Armenians.” Adam took his great-uncles experience to bring the horrid history back to life and show the terrors these people went through during the Armenian genocide. We live in a world where people have the right to say whatever they want and believe whatever they want. But this is not always good because now young kids who open their textbooks will read about events that are not talked about to the full nature in which they took place. Take American textbooks for example when you open a book to read about how it was “discovered” you learn about Columbus. No one hears about the Taino and native people who had already lived there and had their homes take away from them. Why do we chose to let the darkness and the truth go untold because it 's too much to bare? History is dark, but people deserve to know the

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