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Character Analysis Of The Graphic Novel 'Trinity'

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Trinity Response Trinity is a graphic novel that tells the story of the first atomic bomb that was used in World War II. The novel informs the readers of all the scientists involved in the making of the bomb and even the chemical elements used to construct it. J Robert Oppenheimer is a prevalent character throughout “Trinity” because he introduced the idea of holding the Trinity test in Los Alamos, New Mexico. He aided in building a small town there where the scientists and their families could live, too. On the day of detonation, the whole town was waiting to see what their spouses had been working on for such a long time. The trinity test was they a success and agreed that this type of explosive should be dropped on Japan. President Truman, who was somewhat weary about the situation, decided to drop one bomb on Hiroshima and another on Nagasaki. The novel concludes as the emperor of Japan eventually surrenders and the readers learn of the bombs aftermath. We are also informed that the place in which the trinity test took place was demolished, leaving no evidence that something incredibly destructive was created there. One way that this graphic novel makes me uncomfortable is how it displays the pain and suffering of innocent Japanese civilians that had no contribution to the war. An example of this feeling is when the author illustrates the two young Japanese boys having a harmless, immature conversation. One of the boys is riding a bike and taunting his other friend for
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