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Essay About the Novel Hiroshima

Welcome to the nuclear age. Temperature are hotter than the surface of the sun. Light is blinding. Air pressure is deadly. Radiation is lethal.

The experiences of six people that survived the planets first nuclear explosion are reported to us in Hiroshima by John Hershey. The book begins by describing the situation of the six individuals just before and at the moment of the explosion that changed history.

The book first introduces Miss. Sasaki, a tin factory secretary, who had just turned to say something to her friend. Next, Dr. Masakazu Fugii, a doctor at a private hospital, was about the sit on his porch and read the daily newspaper. Then, Mrs. Hatsuyo Nakamura was looking at his next door neighbor through her kitchen window. Fr. Wilhelm Kliensorge, a German priest, was lying on a couch in his house reading a magazine. We continue with Dr.

Teru Fumi Sasaki, a surgeon, was walking down the hospital hallway carrying blood specimens. Finally, Rev. Mr. Kayo She Tanimoto, the pastor of the Hiroshima Methodist Church, was about to put away some clothes. While these innocents civilians were carrying out there lives, yet unknown to them, a plane called the Enola Gay silently passed unnoticed overhead and quietly dropped the worlds deadliest bomb that changed history forever. All they saw was split second, tremendous flash of light which gave them just enough time to turn there heads and then chaos rang out like church bells on a Sunday morning.

When the bomb detonated all hell broke loose. Miss. Sasaki was knocked unconscious when her bookcase trampled her to the ground. Dr. Masakazu Fugii was tossed, like a stone, into the nearby river. Mrs. Hatsuyo Nakamura was trapped under her many household items. Fr. Wilhelm Kleinsorge feel to...