"Horrific Wreck of the City" by Fred Hewitt and “Comprehending the Calamity:” by Emma Burke are both about the same thing but the two authors opinion on how this disaster affected people are completely different. “Comprehending the Calamity” by Emma Burke and “Horrific Wreck of the City” by Fred Hewitt are two historical articles that both describe the destruction of the San Francisco earthquake in 1906 and how it affected the people. Hewitt says on page 1, “No pen can record the sufferings of those who were crushed to death or buried in the ruins that encompassed them in an instant after 5:13 o’clock Wednesday morning.” Likewise, Emma Burke says on page 2, “The fallen chimneys had torn through the ceilings into two of our rooms; the flat tin roof had thus been bent down, and now acted as a funnel. We heard an ominous drip, drip, and then a steady splash.” These pieces of evidence show both of the authors believe that this horrible earthquake destructed the city of San Francisco. Emma Burke says on page 2, “I was one of the fortunate ones, for neither personal injury nor death visited my household; but what I saw and felt I will try to give to you.” Likewise, Hewitt says on page 2, “...Sufferings of those who were crushed to death...” These
Reading Response for Week 3: Chapters 5, 7, 9, 14, and 15 The view of afterlife according to the ancient Greeks could be mainly found in three readings. The first one is Homer’s Odyssey, which was the first book to talk about the afterlife. In the book, Odysseus tells people about his journey to the underworld. In Odyssey, the chthonic god, Hades, is introduced and the underworld is described as a very gloomy and dark place. All death souls are to go to the underworld.
The Laws indictedaccused Joseph Smith with: blasphemy or using God's name in vain, committing murder, committing adultery, stealing and robbing from the gentiles, bearing false witness, and coveting the wives of other men (Ex. 20:3-17). William Law wrote in his diary four days later, ‘Conference is over, and some of the most blasphemous doctrines have been taught by Joseph Smith and others ever heard of such as…that Joseph Smith is a god to this generation, John C. Bennett also accused Joseph Smith of breaking many of the 10 commandments. Commandment #1: Thou Shalt have no other Gods before me! Joseph Smith essentially created another god - a god that was once a man.
Two laws were created when you were prosecuted, first it was for religious involvement by breaking any of the anti-religion laws, second included civil or political crimes such as “anti-Soviet propaganda.”, “hooliganism”, “slandering the USSR”. Christians were fined and harassed constantly. It resulted in them being fired, , mediocre jobs, and even banished or exiled to North Eastern Russia. The ones who sat in filthy, lice and rat infested cells had to wait until some evidence was found in the
The first major persecution of Christians officially sanctioned by a roman emperor began during the reign of Nero in 64 AD. At this time Rome had almost been completely destroyed by a fire and the people of Rome were placing the blame on Nero. In order to attempt to shift the blame away from himself Nero accused the Christians of starting the fire. This began the first large scale persecution of the Christians. Not only did Nero hunt Christians down for execution, but he also tortured them for his enjoyment.
Book burning is not something contemporary but dates back to hundreds of years ago. Numerous incidents have occurred where, books, manuscripts, sacred texts and pieces of writing were burned. From Emperor Qin Shi Huang 's order in 213 BC that all books of philosophy and history from anywhere other than Qin province in China be burned to Nazi’s burning all “un-German” books in 1933; book burning has occurred in all ways and forms. However, there is a common cause of most of the book burning, which is censorship. Moreover, a particularly fascinating incident regarding book burning is the recent burning of the holy book of Islam, the Quran by Terry Jones.
Many of the people who were executed were criminals, Roman Army deserters, rebels, traitors, runaway slaves and those guilty of various sorts of antisocial behavior, such as the Christians. Even the simplest crime like stealing could have you executed. The executions were rarely fast and easy, since it was still a show for the Romans. The punishment of crucifixion was thrown on slaves and the worst kind of criminals, including Christians. The criminal was stripped of his clothes and nailed to the cross.
As the book progresses Voltaire continues to point out the foolishness and absurdity of philosophical optimism. The attack on the philosophy “all is for the best” is present throughout the novel. The earthquake at Lisbon is one of the first places Voltaire attacks. During Candide’s travels we learn the earthquake at Lisbon wiped out “Thirty thousand inhabitants of all ages and sexes were crushed under ruins”(Voltaire 20). Trying to explain this phenomenon, Pangloss attempts to offer reason for the earthquake by saying “all is for the best.
"If you're going through hell, keep going," -Winston Churchill After witnessing the Haitian people's response to the earthquake that destroyed their homes in 2010, journalist Leonard Pitts wrote an essay about his observations. Although many different conclusions can be reached after reading the essay, one message stood out.The main point of the essay is that sometimes, the earth is cruel, but human beings are strong. Pitts proves his point by describing three things: the disasters that fill our world today, the people who suffer through these disasters, and the hopelessness of the situation. First, Pitts explains that the earth is cruel by describing the disasters that fill our world today. As he states near the beginning of the article:
In San Francisco on April 18, 1906 at about 5:13 am a HUGE earthquake hit recorded as a 7.7-7.9 . Damaging buildings from left to right. Many poorly structured buildings collapsed causing 500 million dollars in total damage (1906 money) translated to about 8.2 billion dollars today. It was recorded that most buildings immediately caught fire which trapped the victims, about 25,000 buildings were burnt down from the fire, a total of about 490 blocks.At around 8:14 a Major aftershock hit making even more damaged building collapse. The earthquake and fires in San Francisco were recorded to be the worst natural disaster in U.S. history.
Document 9 states that “In 1240,the Christian Crusaders sacked Constantinople, leaving the city in Ruins and plundering wealth.” This is relevant because It shows us that the violence and atrocities all of the Crusades clearly outweighed the positive and religious points of view that they say they were fighting for. Another example is that in document 10 it states that “ One day I entered the Mosaic, repeated the first Formula, ‘ Allah is great’, and stood up in the act of praying, upon which one of the Franks rushed on me got hold of me and turned my face East words saying “This is the way you should pray!” a group of Templars hastened to him seized him and pushed him away from me. I went back to my prayer. The same man while the others were otherwise busy rushed up once more on me and turned my face Eastward saying “This is the way you should pray!” This is interesting because a Frank is not from the Muslim religion so it is strange for one to come up to a Muslim and tell him how he should pray especially when telling him he was so forceful and overbearing even though the man was welcome to pray in the temple and in Jerusalem. This shows that the crusaders had a hatred and a strong disliking towards anyone who didn 't share their religion or fought alongside