Essay on Hiroshima1

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OUTLINE Thesis: Nuclear proliferation should be banned in order to prevent other countries
from death and destruction like that of Hiroshima. I. Mankind argues for and against
Hershey’s message to ban the bomb. (QUOTE) A. History leading to Hiroshima 1. Why
was book written 2. When was book written B. Author and name of book 1. Hershey’s
message 2. Other information C. Thesis II. By giving governments the power to use bombs,
many innocent civilians are killed. A. Proponents of nuclear armament argued that one
massive show of force would result in fewer casualties of civilians compared to ground
war, but use of the bomb is still inhumane. B. Number of persons killed, injured, and
missing due to bomb C. Radiation over widespread area 1. 20% died from direct exposure to
radiation 2. 50% died from other injuries, 25% died from direct burns D. Although bombs
set an example for rest of world...... 1. Opposing evidence 2. Opposing evidence III.
Governments have a right to protect their citizens. However, survivors of bombs are
permanently affected. A. Affects physical health and emotions Hanson ii 1. example 2.
example B. Affects housing 1. example 2. example C. Affects food and water supplies IV.
Although nuclear proliferation helps restore peace, it also causes destruction of many
regional economies. A. People unable to afford medical care B. Businesses destroyed 1.
Japanese building regulations 2. Statistics on destroyed buildings C. Employers
wouldn’t hire bomb victims 1. Quote from novel 2. Constant physical problems V. In
the novel Hiroshima, author John Hershey presents a clear message. A. Nuclear
proliferation should be stopped B. Bomb does more harm than good 1. Kills innocent
civilians 2. Survivors permanently affected a. mentally/ emotionally b. physically 3.
Economic destruction C. Bartlett’s quote D. Sentence comparing quote to nuclear
weapons today HIROSHIMA “As soon as men decide that all means are permitted to fight
an evil, then their good becomes indistinguishable from the evil they set out to
destroy.” --Christopher Dawson In the novel Hiroshima, author John Hershey presents
a clear message to ban the use of nuclear proliferation. This true account was written in
1946 and portrays the lives of six survivors of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima.
Hershey’s intentions were to show everyone what kind of destruction can be caused by
the atomic bomb. The bombing of Hiroshima by the United States was retaliation to the
Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. The U.S. wanted to make an example
of Japan, so they dropped the most powerful bomb they had, not fully knowing what kind of
devastation it would cause. Many people lost their lives and an entire city was
economically devastated. Nuclear proliferation should be banned in order to prevent other
countries from suffering the death and destruction like that of Hiroshima. Governments
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