In Mary Oliver’s, The Black Walnut Tree, she exhibits a figurative and literal understanding on the importance of family and its history. The poem is showing that your emotional value is what’s more important than your physical value (money). By using symbolism and imagery the poet illustrates an intricate relationship between the “Black Walnut Tree” to the mother and daughter being both rooted deeply in the earth and past trying to reach for the sun and the fruit it will bring. Symbolism constitutes the allusion that the tree is the family both old and new. Imagery portrays the image that the tree and family are connected by similar trails and burdens. Her uses of metaphor, diction, tone, onomatopoeia, and alliteration shows how passionate and personal her and her mother’s connection is with this tree and how it holds them together.
Fukushima and Three Mile Island “Nuclear power is not a miracle key for the future.” According to Tarja Halonen, the use of nuclear power, although it may seem perfect in theory, will not be perfect in practice. Such examples can be seen in the Fukushima and Three Mile Island disasters. When comparing these catastrophes, both similarities and differences arise. There are numerous similarities and differences between the Fukushima and Three Mile Island disasters.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention discovered that a large amount of the radiation that they couldn’t find was coming from goat milk and infected rain water. Local residents had not been warned because the test was done in secret. Our government didn’t have a problem with it either because we didn’t know very much about radiation in the 1940’s. Because of that people were exposed to radiation by eating crops that had been exposed and just breathing in the air. The exposure from the Trinity Bomb test was over 10,000 times more than the recommended dose of radiation that people should be exposed to.
Innocent people who were living their lives were greatly affected and the many generations following them because of the United States use of the atomic bomb. Many people who lived in Hiroshima, Nagasaki, and surrounding cities were directly effected with life threatening cancers, radiation exposure, and birth defects. The radiation that the civilians were exposed to was in such high amounts that it lead to many different types of cancer for the survivors. Not only the survivors were affected, later generations from the survivors were born with serious birth defects including club foot and having additional fingers and toes. The people born with birth defect were not alive during the bombings and still have to pay the
More recently developed nuclear weapons prove to not only be more violent than those used during the Dresden attack, but to also be more physically and psychologically destructive. Along with the initial effects of the weapon, which destroys both people and property, deadly radiation from the bomb causes lasting health issues for the survivors, such as leukemia and radiation poisoning (Schull). Furthermore, the evacuation and relocation of those who lost homes and jobs in the area of attack would not only be expensive, but would also have significant negative social repercussions - both of the loss of productivity of the workforce during this time, as well as on the mental health of those forced to abandon their homes and
Mary Oliver’s The Black Walnut Tree displays a relationship between a family (the mother and daughter) and their tree. In the beginning of the poem towards the middle , both the mother and daughter are conflicted with the decision of tearing down the tree , and in return being able to pay off their mortgage. On the contrary , if the family decides to cut the tree they are afraid they may lose the strong family ties, and past generations that are connected to the tree. Ultimately the family of two has to make the decision to cut the tree or allow the tree to stay along with it’s symbolism. Mary Oliver utilizes figurative language devices such as imagery in reference to the appearance of the tree ; symbolism which corresponds to the symbolic
Food and Resources for the people of Hiroshima would also be contaminated with radiation. The effect on Hiroshima after the bombing was that the whole city was utterly destroyed. The use of the atomic bomb was simply an inhumane thing to do and it was considered war crime. Hundreds of thousands of civilians including women and children were immediately vaporized, turned into charred blobs of carbon, horrifically burned, and buried in rubble, speared by flying debris or saturated with radiation and many people’s skin was burned and melted off their bodies.
The bombing sites caused instant death, but they also caused cancer, burns, and radiation poisoning all from the radiation given off from the explosions. When America bombed Japan using the atomic bombs they did not know the long term effects of the bombs. The bombing sites are still uninhabitable to this day. Morally the atomic bombs were not the right option.
(Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki). The bomb killed eighty thousand people instantly. Radiation exposure killed tens of thousands more. The bomb destroyed ninety percent of one of Japan’s biggest cities in an instant. Therefore, the event that occurred at Hiroshima was a huge shock to the
1. Immediate Aftermath On August 6, 1945, at 8:15 a.m., an atomic bomb by the name of “Little Boy” detonated 1,900 feet above the city of Hiroshima. The bomb exploded directly above the Shima Surgical Clinic with the force of about 16 kilotons of TNT, causing the burst temperature to exceed 1 million degrees Celsius and creating a massive fireball measuring 840 feet in diameter. The explosion killed an estimated 70,000 to 80,000 and injured a similar number.
The 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami caused an immensely colossal number of displaced people. The number of the evacuees, as of 26 January 2012, was 341,411. Some earthquake survivors died in the shelters or in the process of voidance. Many shelters struggled to aliment evacuees and were not medically sufficiently equipped. Quandaries in stabilizing the Fukushima I plant have hardened postures to nuclear potency.
It is true that there have been major accidents at Three Mile Island, Chernobyl and Fukushima. However those are the only accidents that have occurred in a total of 16,000 cumulative reactor years (“Safety of Nuclear Power Reactors”). The actual amount of accidents that happens are quite low. Moreover, even when those accidents happen, the radiation that you would receive would (normally) be the same or less than what you would receive from natural sources (Lynas). Thus, if those accidents happen, and it is very unlikely that they will, they will not give you any adverse effects when handled
People rode their bikes, pushed wagons, walked and rode their boats down the river. They all had an idea something was going to happen from hearing about it on the radio and all the talk around town. Not knowing the exact time something was going to happen was horrifying for the people all over. 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.