22 Oct 2017

BA English Modern Essay Nagasaki August 9, 1945


Ngasaki,August 9,1945

Michaito Ichimaru

Questions:
1.Write the destruction scene as described by Michaito Ichimaru?
2.Discuss in details the large scale destruction caused by the atomic blast and what lesson the writer gives to the humanity?


The essay , “ Nagasaki August 9, 1945” ,  gives a graphic description of the horrible disaster

which was caused by the atomic blast. America dropped two atom bombs on the two cities of
Japan to force them to surrender.  It was an extreme step taken 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 lucky 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 wereseriously injured and were in miserable plight with impression less eyes.

The next day, he was able to reach the targeted place.  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.


Michaito Ichimaru purposely wrote this essay to inform he upcoming generations about the havocs of the atom bombs.At the time of the blast,he was the eye witness and a lucky survivor.He is of the view that this deadly weapon should never be used in the future.


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