Horrific Wreck Of The City Analysis

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Imagine you are in bed when all of a sudden at at 5:12am, the earth begins to shake and the San Francisco 1906 Earthquake begins to rattle the city. The personal narrative “Comprehending the Calamity” by Emma Burke and the personal narrative “Horrific Wreck of the City” by Fred Hewitt both give you an idea of what the earthquake was like to wake up to. What do you think it was like? The personal narrative, “Comprehending the Calamity” tells the readers what the earthquake was like through the eyes of the author. Even though the event is bad, the author is optimistic and helpful and she continues to believe that god will help the people of San Francisco through hard times. “Horrific Wreck of the City” describes how a man, the author, dealt with and acted when the earthquake…show more content…
The authors of the personal narratives “Comprehending the Calamity” and “Horrific Wreck of the City” both show how they are religious. On page four of “Comprehending the Calamity” the account states, “In conclusion, let me say that this stupendous disaster leads a thoughtful person to two conclusions: faith in humanity and the progress of the human race.” Similarly, on page two Fred Hewitt says, “I thought of those angels of mercy nursing their patients in the Central Emergency Hospital and the physicians. I wondered if they had escaped death as they stood by to help the injured that might have been brought to them.” These to pieces of evidence show how both authors believe in god by showing the readers how the people have to help and are helping people in need. In the second piece of evidence Fred Hewitt calls nurses, angels; which is related to god. He calls nurses this because they are helping people in need. In the first piece of evidence Emma Burke says the progress of the human race. There can only be progress if people help each other and care for eachother like the nurses. In both their eyes, people who are trying
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