Sidney Shalett's Essay 'First Atomic Bomb Dropped On Japan'

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Sidney Shalett’s article “First Atomic Bomb Dropped on Japan” states America dropped the first made atomic bomb in Hiroshima, Japan and warned Japan to surrender in World War 2. Shalett captures the expression and tone of President Truman as “utmost solemnity” when he announced about the first atomic bomb, proving this event take a big role for the United States in the war. The words “utmost solemnity” literally mean the state of extremely being formal or serious, and the atomic energy proves “a tremendous force for the advancement of civilization as well as destruction” (Shalett) reinforce this idea to be a serious matter that can’t be avoid. The word “advancement” – a promotion to higher position or rank - mostly happen in the status of
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