16 Oct 2016

BA English Essay Nagasaki August 9, 1845

Nagasaki August 9, 1845
Michaito Ichimaru
The essay , “ Nagasaki August 9, 195” ,  gives a graphic description of the horrible disaster
which was caused by the atomic blast. America dropped to atom bombs on the two cities of
Japan to force them to surrender.  It was an extreme step by the Americans which caused
unlimited death, destruction and misery for the Japanese.

The author was a student of medicine at the Nagasaki University of Medicine. He was one of
the survivors of the atomic explosion. As an eye witness to the atomic explosion, he gives us
description of the horrible destruction caused by the explosion. He is of the view that man
should give up the use of his deadly weapon in future if, they want to save the word.

It was the beautiful and bright morning of August 9 , 1945, when the writer departed for
his medical college. But he came to know that his tram car had derailed, so he decided to go
back to his hostel. This became the reason of his survival. . At 11 Am, a B-29 bomber plane
passed over head and dropped the atom bombs. The air flashed a brilliant yellow and there
was a huge blast of wind. . In no time, the sky turned black and black rain started to fall. The
writer ran downstairs to seek shelter in the toilet.

After a while, when he came to his
sense, he came out. .He wanted to go to his medical college but could not go there as there
were blasts of fire everywhere.  Many people were coming from Urakami  . They were
seriously injured and were in miserable plight with impression less eyes.

The next day, he was able to reach the targeted pace.  Where his medical college was
located.  He found that everything had destroyed. Only the skeletons of the buildings were
left. . There were dead bodies everywhere. He saw  a large numbers of burnt bodies.
Most of his classmates had died. Some of them were still alive but they were unable to
move their bodies. . Their clothes were in rages, bloody and dirty. The writer took them to
their houses but all of them died in the following days. The causalities were so large in
number that it was very difficult to dispose them all. So those were gathered in a huge pile
and were burnt to ashes.

Points to remember
Important Points Discussion
1.  This essay gives a graphic description of the destruction caused by the atomic attack on Nagasaki, a city in Japan.
2.   As a result of this attack thousands of people died, buildings turned into debris, an unending misery started for Japanese.
3.  The author of this essay Dr. Michaito Ichimaru was one of the lucky survivors and was an eye witness of that destruction.
4.  His purpose of writing this essay was to tell the future generation of the horrible destruction caused by the use of atomic weapon.
5.   On the day of blast, he could not reach at his medical college as the tram car had derailed.
6.   Following are the destruction scenes:
i.  Due to the dense smoke, the sky got black and black rain started to fall.
ii.The radiation was more than 7000 rads; as a result, there was extreme suffocation and heat.
iii. On the mountain behind the college there was not even single blade of grass left. Fire was everywhere.
iv. Buildings were razed to ground.
v. Most of his college fellows died those who were alive, were unable to even blink their eyes and their faces were expressionless. They also died in the following days.
vi. The dead bodies were so large in number that it was very difficult to dispose them off so they were gathered in a pile and burnt to ashes.
Message of the Essay:

The man should never use this deadly weapon in future, no matter what happens.

Important Questions

Discuss in details the large scale destruction caused by the atomic blast and what
lesson the writer gives to the humanity?

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