Hiroshima Argumentative Essay

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On August 8, 1945, the sun had risen on the city of Hiroshima with the warm thought of just a regular day for the thousands of Japanese people. Instead, they received the opposite. Unexpectedly in midday, a dark mushroom cloud rises 20,000 feet up into the air of Hiroshima. The entire city was forced to the exposure and death of the atomic bombing the U.S had dropped. An innocent witness of the bombing recalls, ‘“Suddenly, a strong flash of light startled me - and then another. So well does one recall little things that I remember vividly how a stone lantern in the garden became brilliantly lit and I debated whether this light was caused by a magnesium flare or sparks from a passing trolley.”’ The bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki was not necessary …show more content…
In document H: ‘Paul Fussell, U.S Infantryman in Europe, upon receiving Word of the Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima & Nagasaki, ‘“...and shalled we broke down and cried with relief and joy. We were going to live. We were going to grow to adulthood after all.”’ This view comes from only the US and ignores how they had selfishly left thousands of Japanese women, children, and men dead without an “adulthood”. Although the document does claim they are going to save lives and “adulthood,” there is no further “adulthood” for the Japanese. This ratifies that it could have saved more citizens than it would 've if the bomb wouldn 't have been dropped. Only looking at the first bomb, over 70,000 people were dead by force. In document K, Admiral William D. Leahy states, ‘“I was not taught to make wars in that fashion, and that wars cannot be won by destroying women and children.”’ This quote is important to recognize because it shows the other side of Japan and how affected the women and children are from the explosion and radiation. The idea of the US adopting an unethical standard of dropping the bomb, without thinking twice about what harm is socially wrong. Overall, wars can not be won by destroying children, women, and men

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