Essay about A National Tradegy

648 WordsJun 8, 20133 Pages
Tragedy In September 11th- A National Tragedy, James Peck writes about how the tragic event, September 11th has affected our world today. Peck states that tragedy is a word that has commonly been overused by Americans throughout news articles and magazines when a significant event happens. When referring to September 11th, the crashing of the twin towers, this is a tragic event. Peck states, “I do know life is life and theatre is theatre” (735), but we as Americans immediately turn life events into narrations where we ourselves play the roles of the characters and the plot is the problem that is affecting us in our life. Turning significant events into narrations allows Americans to replay events and go over them constantly throughout…show more content…
The attacks dramatize the destruction and construct America as the wealthy super power it is, clearly these attacks were criminal acts and the attackers must be brought to justice through the Supreme Court and internationally. The world knows America better than us Americans know of it. Through emotion and painful events such as this one America has came to better understand itself and the strengths that it has. America has one of the strongest military personal in the world, allowing us to be able to react to attacks such as this one. Peck states “Since September 11th, I believe we’ve been living out a national melodrama” (737). A western movie was created by President Bush “Wanted: Dead or Alive” casting Osama bin Laden causing the defining moment of Americas melodrama allowing people to be aware of the attacker by posting posters throughout the United States. America has sent military troops over to Iraq in search of the attackers killing innocent citizen in order to voice our opinions on this matter. “The best assurance that the US will not again be the object of comparably horrific terrorist attack is an equitable distribution of global capital that moves wealth more evenly though out the world and generates genuinely reciprocal forms of cultural
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