For Thursday, your homework is to read Hiroshima Chapters Two & Three (pp.17-65) and respond on the class blog.
First, I'm passing along a piece for those who might be interested in further reading:
“All Lives Matter” has always been a lie: The brutality of Hiroshima and Nagasaki echoes in Ferguson and Iraq today
Americans have always valued their own lives above any other — except when their fellow Americans are the
"other" by Arthur Chu Friday, August 7, 2015
Obviously, this is a provocative concept. While I don't necessarily promote the position the author takes, I think almost all of the issues surrounding our readings are provocative. Is Chu more provocative than Fussell?
Anyway, after completing your reading of these chapters, choose one of the following and respond in a comment to this post:
A. What is an example of Hersey’s strongest writing so far? Why is it strong? (Stay away from phrases such as “very descriptive.” Examine elements of good writing specifically – word choice, sentence structure, order of narrative, etc.) Supply a page number and a little excerpt, then address the quality of the writing and how Hersey achieves what he does.
B. Do you think Hersey favors some of the six characters, or presents some of them in a better light than others? Give an example of why you think what you think. Why in your estimation does Hersey favor some over others? Supply a page number and a little excerpt, then address the question with specifics and analysis.