Many people’s lives have been forever changed because of the tragedy that happened on September 11, 2001. Authors of narrative writing often use historical content as their basis for their writing. Regardless on what type of writing; the facts remain true to the event. To elaborate, these two authors have chosen to write historical content on the traumatizing event that happened on September11,2001, which both develop a similar theme.
Michael Wright was in the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001 at 8:48 in the morning. He is an account executive. Wright was a thirty-year-old man who witnessed the crash at the tower. It was Tuesday morning when Wright and his coworkers felt an “earthquake” when they were inside the men’s room. He then opened the door and was surprised by the fire gushing into the building. From there he tried to evacuate and get to a safe place if possible. Wright’s information was reported in Esquire News “My Escape From the 81st Floor of the World Trade Center”. The following is a narrative of what Wright ‘s day on September 11, 2001 could have been. He was in a good mood when this tragic event happened.
"102 Minutes" by Kevin Flynn and Jim Dwyer is a factual book that describes the events that occurred in the World Trade Center during the 9/11 attacks. The book itself is named 102 minutes because of the 102 minutes people had to evacuate the World Trade Center before it came down. Before writing this book, a team of a few people interviewed over 200 survivors and witnesses of 9/11 and researched historical facts, radio transmissions, phone messages, and emails from the day of the attack. This book aims to tell what happened solely from the perspective of people inside the building and the people who rushed to help them such as the New York Police Department, Fire Department, Emergency Medical Service, and more. It describes the simple
Throughout the novel, “102 Minutes” by Jim Dwyer and Kevin Flynn, a common tone is produced about the severity of the destruction of the World Trade Center. A neutral attitude is used when describing the events on the morning of September 11th. When narrating over the tragedies that took place, the authors use specific word choice and real-life examples to display the twin towers collapsing and the stress, fear, and panic being felt throughout Lower Manhattan. For example, Dwyer and Flynn write, “As easily as the roaring jet had knifed through the steel face of the tower, smoke now relentlessly, swiftly, seeped into the top of the building, finding paths around the concrete floors, emerging in billowing, ghastly clouds” (Dwyer and Flynn 37).
The New York Times, interviewed Barbara Pickell, a sales representative who was the employed at Blue Cross Company at the World Trade Towers on 9/11, recalled that “Everybody started screaming because they could see people jumping out of the building” (“Witness to Apocalypse”). Approximately 3000 people lost their lives in the World Trade Center attacks (Templeton and Lumley). Many vanished in the debris, leaving families and friends no time to say goodbye. The 9/11 Memorial and Museum is what left to tell the story. A tour guide at the Museum, Carl Ballenas stated, “Time numbs people to what happened that day, and now it becomes a page in a chapter of a book and does not have the impact of
Dwyer and Flynn both make an appeal to the heart emotions or interest of the audience reading the book, and create pathos. They do it in several way's. They encounter many touching story's of people that were present during the 9/11 attack. Patricia Massari had just took an at home pregnacy test, which came out positive then ended up telling her husband over the phone about the excitng news of thier new unorn child. Once the plane hit the building, the terrorist had now killed Massari as well has her unborn child. Now her husband can't see or spend time with his child and he lost not only the child, but he lost his wife as well. Once this happend it destroyed many peoples lifes and families apart. Also Dwyer and Flynn describe the gruesome
There was nothing peculiar about the morning of September 11th, 2001, and in its early hours of the morning no one could have predicted what was about to happen. That morning, nineteen hijackers boarded four different flights with the intention of crashing the hijacked aircrafts into politically and economically significant buildings in New York and Washington. At 8:46 an American Airlines flight 11 struck the north tower of the World Trade Centre (WTC) in the city centre of New York. At this very moment no one knew, or even suspected, that this might have been a terrorist attack and that this day and the following events would be engraved into people’s mind as a black day of the modern history. The situation escalated only 17 minutes later when at 9:03 the second hijacked plane United Airlines flight 175 crashed into the south tower. The horror only continued when at 9:37 an American Airlines flight 77 crashed into the Pentagon, a headquarter of the U.S. Department of Defence. Passengers aware of the on-going situation and the three previously crashed planes seized control of the United airlines 93 flight, the fourth hijacked aircraft which is believed to have intended to destroy the Capitol or the
Thats when the book 102 Minutes starts talking about the experiences of the men and women who try to survive the flames and debris of the Twin Towers on September 11, 2001.
102 Minutes differs from other documentations because it is a mix of many different people’s perspectives and real experiences. It shows the true, raw emotions of the attacks rather than just demonstrating the factual event. I think that 102 Minutes was more effective that other movies made about 9/11 because it showed everyone the real events, not Hollywood altered, not hiding and bias, it showed the real hurt that not only New York, but the country
Time is a wonderful part of the world and our lives. Time allows us to learn, grow, make memories, feel emotions, teach, and meet new people, just to name a few. Sometimes, we may not think we have enough time for our various goals because of numerous distractions. The concept of time can be hard to understand because it is a cycle but something we cannot return or get back. In Amulet, time plays a large factor in the way that Auxilio tells her story.
Time is changing our way of living. We all think, Time is the key to success. Everything is based and control by time. In order words, time controls this world. “Time and the Machine” by Aldous Huxley and “A Blizzard under Blue Sky” by Pam Houston, both of these authors tell how time is changing our lives.
Time is eternal: there is no beginning and there is no end. People measure it by years, months, days, hours, and seconds and give it meaning by using the terms “past,” “present,” and “future.” It is such a precious thing, more precious than anything because when a moment is lost, it’s lost forever. Time is always moving; it doesn’t stop for anybody. And as time goes by, history and memories are made and passed down.
News outlets interviewed people who had escaped people who had escaped the terror and the people who lost loved ones. History.com states,” ... Television cameras broadcasted live images of what initially appeared to be a freak accident. Then, 18 minutes after the first plane hit, a second Boeing 767–United Airlines Flight 175–appeared out of the sky, turned sharply toward the World Trade Center and sliced into the south tower near the 60th floor. The collision caused a massive explosion that showered burning debris over surrounding buildings and the streets below.” September 11th was a time of
Time is the advancement and continuation of existence and events. Authors use time to their advantage when writing stories. Time can be altered to make points and draw readers’ attention to certain things. Nathaniel Hawthorne manipulates time in A Scarlet Letter to alter the reader’s perspective on situations among Hester, Dimmesdale, Pearl and Chillingworth and Puritan Society.
In all decisions there is one element that stands out from the rest – that would be time. Time itself is often the driving force or reason behind many decisions altogether. Its influence on strategic decisions, due to long-term implications and uncertainties, are often profound. However, it extends to everyday life far more than most people realize. For example, the time value of money says an amount of capital in the present is more valuable than the same amount in the future. And, experienced investors know that there is a direct correlation between the term of a bond and the interest rate risk which affects the stability the principal – the longer the term, the riskier the investment. You will also find that time is a principal component in many formulations in mathematics, physics, and economics just to name a few. Amortizing a mortgage, calculations of speed and actuarial charts for life insurance are but a handful of applications that rely on time as an essential factor.