The Breach Essay - January 21, 2008 The Breach Essay The...

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January 21, 2008 The Breach Essay The Breach portrayed the devastating effect that Hurricane Katrina had on New Orleans through the telling of three separate stories. Although each story touched on a different aspect of the tragedy including conspiracy and the negligence on the part of the United States government, all three of the vignettes vividly depicted the powerful impact that this natural disaster ultimately had on the lives of the inhabitants of New Orleans. Furthermore, the play magnified the atrocity of the event even more by revealing that this terrible disaster certainly could have been prevented. Many characters in the play believed that the United States government invested all of its efforts in the Iraq War and ignored the potential danger of the levees in New Orleans. They felt that the United States turned its back on this area of the country primarily because it was inhabited largely by indigent African Americans. Scenes with the characters Severance, Pere Leon, and Quan showed the struggle for survival during and after Hurricane Katrina, whereas
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