5. Nagasaki, August 9, 1945
Scene of Destruction OR The Theme of the Essay
Q: Discuss the scene of destruction caused by the atom bomb. OR What is the theme of the essay? OR “Never again should these nuclear weapons be used. No. matter what happens. Only when mankind renounces the use of these nuclear weapons will the souls of my friends rest in peace”. Discuss. OR “I cannot get rid of the sounds of crying women in the destroyed fields …………… in the arm and legs.” Discuss. OR “I cannot capture the misery and horror I saw.” Discuss. OR How does the essay “Nagasaki August 9, 1945” affect you? Does it change your thinking or understanding of nuclear warfare?
Answer: In “Nagasaki August 9, 1945,” Michaito Ichimaru has discussed an eyewitness account of the destruction caused by the atom bomb. This atom bomb was dropped on Nagasaki.
At the time of nuclear bombing, the writer was a Medical student in Nagasaki. This bombing caused great destruction. The writer noticed that the trees had lost their greenery. Many people were killed and many were wounded. Their clothes were in rags. Their shred of skin hung from their bodies. They looked like ghosts with vacant stares. They were crying for water. Next day, when he reached his medical college, he witnessed that everything had disappeared. Many burnt bodies were lying there. It was difficult to dispose of the dead bodies. Most of them were burnt in the wood wire.
He calls this scene “An Inferno”. Therefore he advises that these terrible weapons should never be used. He pathetically appeals to humanity, “Never again should these nuclear weapons be used. Will the souls of the friend rest in peace”. We also agree with the writer and disapprove their use at any stage. (Words: 179)