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Mackenzie ThompsonHurdle 2.01Hiroshima and Human RightsWhile reading Hiroshima it is clear that the author has a sense of right and wrong. His moral compass was intact and well-oiled to say. In the beginning chapters he leads with the actions of the almost victim’s during the atomic explosion that caused 80,000 deaths August 6, 1945. “At exactly fifteen minutes past eight in the morning, on August 6th, 1946, Japanese time, at the moment when the atomic bomb flashed above Hiroshima, Miss Toshiko Sasaki, a clerk in the personnel department at the East Asia Tin Works, had just sat down at her place in the plant office. Dr. Masakazu Fuji was settling down cross-legged to read the Osaka Asahi on the porch of his private hospital.” John Hersey goes on to speak of other innocent victims who almost died at the threshold of the bomb that rang out for hundreds of miles. During the second chapter “The Fire” Hersey goes into detail that the survivors
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Term
Fall
Professor
Mr. Kane
Tags
English, Hiroshima, Nuclear weapon, Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Miss Toshiko Sasaki, Dr Masakazu Fuji

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