Horrific Wreck Of The City Analysis

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Have you ever been in a bad Natural disaster? If not maybe you should try reading “Comprehending the Calamity” By Emma Burke and “Horrific Wreck of the City” By Fred Hewitt. They are both first hand eye witness accounts of the San Francisco earthquake and fire. The San Francisco earthquake was one of the biggest and most traumatizing events of all time. It all started April 18, 1906 at 5:15 AM. The first tremor lasted about 1 minute and others continued to strike through out the morning. Water and gas lines broke. The leaking of gas created fires that spread across the whole city. With the water lines broken the fires started to spread. The fire burned for three days. The army and firefighters dinomight the buildings in hopes of stopping the fire. In the two eyewitness accounts “Comprehending the Calamity” By Emma Burke and “Horrific Wreck of the City” By Fred Hewitt are both very similar but they also have different perspectives.
The eyewitness accounts “Comprehending the Calamity” By Emma Burke
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In “Horrific Wreck of the City” By Fred Hewitt the text states “One lone line of frame buildings tottered a moment and then just a group of terror-stricken people reached the open, it laid flat. The cries of those who must have perished reached my ears, and I hope that never again on this side of the grave will I hear such signals of agony.I turned quickly to shut out the terrible sight, but on all sides it seemed to be just a repetition of what I had already witnessed. Looking up Golden Gate avenue I saw tons of brick and stone on beam end and then plunge into the “ (Page 2 Paragraph 13-14). Likewise in “Comprehending the Calamity” By Emma Burke the text states “The floor moved like short, choppy waves of the sea, crisscrossed by a mighty tide. The

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