Monday, October 31, 2016

Journal Six by Matt

The most interesting character so far has been Father Kleinsorge. Before the bomb had dropped he was worried about what shoes he would wear and how many he had. After the bomb dropped he became more thankful for what he has and even said "One pair(of shoes) is enough."(36) This revealed that Father Kleinsorge was a good person before the bomb but he was much less materialistic and more thankful for what he had after the bomb dropped and devastated his world and way of living. From this we can learn what traumatic events do to people and how it seems to have an effect that everyone wants to help each other get through this tragedy stronger as a whole.

Pearl Harbor was the event that brought the United States into World War II in 1941. Before the Japanese attacked the United States, the USA was trying to stay isolated and away from the war. The United States just wanted to mind their own business and stay out of the war. After the Japanese attacked the United States declared war on Japan. The fight was on and seemingly the only way to end the war was to kill everyone in Japan. There were kamikazes committing suicide for their emperor who was treated like a god. If they would go that far it seemed like there would be no end. Some people may see the dropping of the atomic bomb as an act of revenge but I see it as the lesser of two evils. Either the war rages on an many lives are lost or a few new bombs are dropped on Japan which did ruin many lives and families but in the end less lives were lost, most notably the United States soldiers which did not have to invade Japan.
"A date that will live on in infamy" -FDR

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