John Wyndham’s book, The Chrysalids, shows a direct connection to the cold war. Written in 1955 at the time of the conflict between Americans and Russians, Wyndham clearly states his opinions and beliefs as to what could happen if we don’t change our ways. Waknuk, a small town representing the remnants of a nuclear war, are so scared of not being the true image of God. Without knowing it, they are actually the ones destroying how God intended it to be. Wyndham himself is witnessing how evil the world is becoming through the arms race and build up of new more powerful weapons.
On one hand we have “Dr. Strangelove” who makes us laugh about what we should be concerned and worried about, and the film transforms this horrible idea about the bomb and massive destruction into something funny and peculiar that we should accept as part of our normal life. In this film all the characters seems to be unreal and mentally insane. A human sickness is the one who determines when, where, and how we should drop a bomb. On the other hand, we have “Fail-Safe” that, from a very serious point of view, exposes the problematic of nuclear bombs.
He was on the front line, he was right there about to invade a place in which he was told he would probably not make it out of. He is solely speaking from a selfish standpoint and only speaking for the people that stood beside him waiting to die. One may wonder what Fussel’s argument might be if he were not on the front line. In conclusion, in the position I have taken, there are some immediate and long term consequences that I could possibly see occurring. An immediate consequence would be anger from people who believe that the atomic bomb was the right thing to do.
¬One thing I did notice when I was reading Fahrenheit 451 was that it describes events that are creepily close to events happening in today’s world. Throughout the book, there is a war that is almost flippantly mentioned as something impending and something that will happen any day. It is hinted that it is some sort of nuclear bomb that will be deployed and be so devastating to the world that the war will ‘finish as quickly as it started’. This event is very similar to the situation between Kim Jong-Un and Donald Trump, where there was a conflict that involved the potential release of nuclear weapons. The only differences between this case and the one shown in the book; is one the situation, in this case, was de-escalated, and two; the warning signs, and media coverage shown in Fahrenheit 451 were disregarded because people were too absorbed in their ‘families’ in their ‘TV parlours’ to show any sort of interest or attention to the outside world.
John Hersey’s Hiroshima is a novel about the day America dropped the atomic bomb and the after effects. It was the greatest single manmade disaster in history. Hiroshima started the day like any other normal city; people were trying to live their lives like there was not a war going on. But the fear of being the next target swept through Hiroshima, other cities were air raided by B-29 also known as Mr. B. Constant air-raid warnings went off every time a United States weather plane flew by.
The Big Bang During the course of the war in Japan, we, the Americans, had a very important decision to make. One of the options was to drop a newly tested bomb on the Japanese hoping to get them to finally surrender. The other option was to have a mass land invasion on Japan and hope to overthrow with sheer force. We knew that no matter which option we took, there would be a significant amount of casualties. The atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were nuclear attacks near the end of World War II against the Empire of Japan by the United States at the executive order of U.S. President Harry S. Truman on August 6 and 9, 1945; these attacks prevented the death of many Japanese and American lives, while preventing the destruction
Many people will argue that the United States was justified in the dropping of the atom bomb. These people believe that dropping the atomic bomb was necessary for Japan's surrender and the end of World War II. Before the bombing, Japan refused to accept the unconditional surrender offered to them by the Potsdam Declaration, and in response to the Declaration Japan prepared every man, woman, and child to fight till death. There was no possibility that Japan would surrender. The pride of the Japanese was so great that it would not allow them to surrender and many of Japan's soldiers fought in a kamikaze style which they would go to the extreme of killing themselves in order to kill at least one enemy soldier.
It became the ultimate symbol of power, and the largest symbol of man’s desire to destroy one another without any resent to what the latter effects might be. The atomic bomb had been invented as a potential threat no less than 2 years earlier, where the Prime Minister of England and the President of the United States of America saw the potential threat that Germany posed should such a weapon be developed. By 1943, their advance in technologies prompted the Americans to kick up a gear and become Germany’s only real contender in the first nuclear race.
In war, you want your country to win. A country will do whatever they need to do to make those two statements a reality. For the United States of America, dropping the two atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki was the way. War is not ideal, so no situation in war will ever be ideal. You must do what you need to do.
Devastation, destruction, terror, and straight up fear, is what people would’ve seen if they visited Nagasaki or Hiroshima after the atomic bomb was dropped on those cities. The number of scientists who were involved in the development of the atomic bomb is unbelievable. The bombs were very unique objects, whether it was the size of the bomb, or even the amount of explosives inside. The names of the atomic bombs will forever be remembered for the chaos they brought to Japan. The decision to drop the bombs was one of the most difficult things President Truman had to do during his Presidency.