According to Geoff Brumfiel, there was two main reasons for bombing the cities: to scare the Japanese into surrendering and to test the power of the bomb (“Why did the U.S choose Hiroshima”). The reason Hiroshima was chosen explained by historian, Alex Wellerstein, written by Brumfiel is "Hiroshima is compact," Wellerstein says. "’If you put a bomb like this in the middle of it, you end up destroying almost the entirety of the city.’” (“Why did the U.S choose Hiroshima”). Nagasaki on the other hand is a little more complicated considering it was not the original target. In an article by Alex Wellerstein, it is stated “ The initial
This action alerts the enemy and an informant which starts the whole shoot out. The end of that conflict is when the sniper shoots the other one with a pistol. The conflict could be interpreted as man vs society since the Republican sniper is facing a whole bunch opposite thinking people. But the story is mainly focused on the two snipers and not the snipers place in the whole battle. Therefore I chose it as man vs man.
Luke Weiner The bombing of Japan is a day that we shall never forget. Some people believe that it was necessary to drop the bomb in order to end the war as quickly as possible while others believe that it was unneeded and completely immoral. The question will always be asked, does the pros of the bombing outweigh the cons? Would it have been morally responsible to invade Japan instead? The morals of the bombing are in the eye of the beholder.
Even though the dropping of the atomic bomb was an unjustified and inhumane act made against the Japanese in the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on the 6th and 9th August 1945, it was a necessary movement taken by the American government to bring an end to the violence and suffering of World War II. Without the devastation caused by the bomb, it is likely that the war would have involved many more raids and ended in a lot more casualties, with both sides suffering major losses. These bombs held the power to exterminate and destroy a whole civilization in minutes. Why would men build something so lethal, destructive and deadly? An atomic bomb is any bomb which develops its destructive power from the rapid release of nuclear energy, causing damage through heat, blast, and radioactivity.
He states in a diary entry after the bomb; "Nobody is more disturbed over the use of Atomic bombs than I am but I was greatly disturbed over the unwarranted attack by the Japanese on Pearl Harbor and their murder of our prisoners of war. The only language they seem to understand is the one we have been using to bombard them.” Truman wanted these Japanese atrocities to end, for the war to end, and for eventual world peace. He made the decision to drop the bomb in order to save as many of his own as he could, which any good leader would
William Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Julius Caesar and Jimmy Breslin’s article, “The Fear and the Flames” are very similar even though they were written during two very different time periods. Both writers revealed how people sometimes respond to the assassination of public figures. Breslin wrote about the events in Washington, D.C. following the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Shakespeare noted the events following Julius Caesar’s assassination in Rome. These two men were very respected leaders in both societies that very few did not like. In both writings, the citizens reacted in similar ways by innocent people getting hurt, looting businesses and breaking things also known as vandalism, and fire and burning also known as arson.
The usual methods were with a grenade or a cyanide pill. The reason for these deaths was that they were told that Americans rape and torture prisoners of war and that it is better to die then to be captured. Note that these suicides were not restricted to just Iwo Jima. Similar ritual suicides occurred at Okinawa and other battles. Letters from Iwo Jima includes these deaths when Saigo’s commander ignores General Kurabayashi orders to retreat and one of their commanders tells the company to commit suicide.
I think free choice is way more responsible for destruction of Macbeth rather than fate is because it is like karma, what comes around goes around. Since Macbeth had killed so many people it makes sense how in the end Macbeth had soon been killed himself. Macbeth thought the only way to survive in peace, he had to kill a bunch of people, which is completely unreasonable. The witches had told him his fate and that he would become king soon enough but he decided to go against his fate and make his own free choices. Macbeth caused his own destruction by his own reckless actions.
Not only did the bomb save lives in the moment, the bomb showed how the bomb affects countries and now America has nuclear weapons deals with other countries to prevent the use of a nuclear weapon like the atomic bomb. America not only protected their lives, but they protected those of people in other
Graff said he did “what [he] believed was necessary for the preservation of the human race” (Card 235). The I.F. did take control with extreme parallels to the Nazi takeover. But the colonel is not a complete Hitler figure. While Hitler’s attack in the Jews was completely unprovoked, the buggers had attacked Earth two earlier times, nearly destroying humanity.