Hiroshima: Book Report Essay

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Hiroshima: Book Report

Hiroshima: Book Report


ISSUES Briefly describe the issues that are dealt with in the book.

This book was vary informative to me. This book mainly talked about the
affects of nuclear weapons. On August 6, 1945, Hiroshima was destroyed by the
first atom bomb ever dropped on a city. It speaks about how even if you did
survive the blast you were so badly injured that you would die soon anyway. It
talked about an incident where someone's eye was melting and was oozing down his
face. It speaks about how houses were lifted of there foundation. After all the
research about the bomb was made, they reported that 78,150 people had been
killed, 13,983 were missing, and 37,425 had been injured. Even before the bomb,
the citizens of Hiroshima were waken almost every night because of false
warnings of intruder planes coming in the area. It talked about how a lot of
people had to go on living with only one leg or one arm. To me, it brought up a
good point, that all those innocent people had do die for nothing.

CHAPTER SUMMARY Briefly summarize each of the chapters: main ideas, narrative
features.

The first chapter is called "A Noiseless Flash." The title kind of
speaks for it self. That was exactly how the bomb was. No one saw anything or
heard anything but a flash. The first chapter speaks about how people are
wondering why they are alive, but their next door neighbors aren't. It was
weird, there could be a house right in the middle of two houses; the one in the
middle survived the bomb but the other two did not. A whole neighborhood could
be wiped out except for a few houses. Why those houses did not get knocked down,
no one knows.
The second chapter is called "The Fire." This chapter is about how the
explosion caused many fires. The fires were spread everywhere because of the
high winds. Many of the people were burned and buried in the smashed up bricks
and ashes. The ones that survived the bomb and fire, were seriously hurt. The
book pointed out an incident where someone's eye was melting and oozing down his
check.
The third chapter was called "Details Are Being Investigated." In the
radio, it had been said that Hiroshima suffered of an attack by a few B-29. Many
people are being treated for their burns and injuries. Many have died and a lot
more at this time are missing. Everyone is still in shock after 2 days that the
bomb struck.
The forth chapter is called "Panic Grass And Feverfew." This chapter,
people are still being helped in the Red Cross Hospital by the help of a devoted
man named, Kiyoshi Tanimoto. Scientist have done some research and found out
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