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A Pure High Note Of Anguish Analysis

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The thundering sound of the bomb blast could be heard for miles. Men, women, and children run frantically in order to find shelter, being blinding by the massive amounts of dust that have caused the sky to turn yellow. Mothers are scavenging for their children, who were playing games outside, now stuck deep in the rubble of buildings that have collapsed on top of them. Houses have been destroyed, families have been obliterated and innocent lives have been lost. For many around the world, situations like these have become a part of everyday life. In A Pure, High Note of Anguish, author Barbara Kingsolver describes the confusion and questions that arose after the terrorist attacks in New York City on September 11th. 9/11 was the largest terrorist…show more content…
Kingsolver describes the unfortunate loss of lives that the U.S. has taken in the name of war, “American planes bombed a plaza in Japan...and more humans died at once than anyone thought possible. Seventy thousand in a minute..Then twice that many more, slowly, from the inside” (2). Even though the U.S was in a fragile state when Kingsolver wrote this article, she didn’t hesitate to recognize that America was also guilty of killing hundreds of thousands of innocent lives as well. Many people might argue that the U.S. dropped the atomic bombs at Hiroshima and Nagasaki in order to put an end of WWII, however, it is never justifiable to kill over one hundred thousand innocent people for crimes they didn’t commit and a war that they had no part in. The civilians whose lives were taken had done nothing wrong and didn’t deserve to die, however, like those killed in 9/11, their lives had been ended short because of issues regarding the military and…show more content…
At that time, many communities within America recognized and embraced one another, since the pain that the people of the U.S were feeling was universal amongst all people. In an effort to try to bring people together, Kingsolver writes, “The mortal citizens of the planet are praying right now that we will bear in mind, better than ever before, that no kind of bomb ever built will extinguish hatred” (6). The more bombs one country throws, the more the other gets fueled with revenge and hatred. War is only creating more tensions between leaders, which only leads to the death of innocent civilians and the general
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