Monday, October 31, 2016

Journal - Carli

Part 1
The character I like the most from the book so far is Mrs. Hatsuyo Nakamura. I think she is just so inspiring through out the first 3 chapters. Her character is very strong willed and determined because she is always looking for a way to make sure her kids are going to be safe. Something i think that we can all learn from her is to put your kids first in any situation. You never know when something like this or just something bad in general will happen and you want to be able to make sure that your kids had a good life and got everything they needed.

Part 2

Something I want to know more about is how many civilians were lost in WWII . The answer to this is Over 60 million people were killed this is compared to the population in 1940 which was about 2.3 million, so about 3 percent of the population at that time was lost in the war. I think this is so crazy because these were innocent people. I compared this total to the number of civilians lost during Hiroshima and found that 90,000–146,000 people in Hiroshima and 39,000–80,000 in Nagasaki and nearly half of these deaths occurred on the first day of the bombing. This is very much smaller but the war time was also so much shorter. The important thing is that people lost loved ones who they were close to all because of countries fighting. You don't realize how lucky you are to live in a country where there is no war happening until you see these numbers.

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  1. I agree that it is hard for people in the United States to really understand what the people in Japan were going through. The closest thing that we have to compare the loss of innocent lives is 9/11, and I think that we showed the same sense of community and help to each other as they did at Hiroshima.

  2. I think that is crazy and so sad. The number of lives lost in each situation. And I also agree with cieria. I don't think Americans really know what they were going through. Although 9/11 is a great example of how we came together as a community, I personally feel it is still difficult to compare the two.


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