Obasan (3): From Second Relocation, Alienation to Reconstruction. Outline. Fragmentation & Alienation – Naomi, the community -- Stephen - -the Barkers Reconstruction Naomi’s education Accepting Silence; Facing the truths Constructing the Community
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The father’s death 1949 last letter; awareness to knowledge and expression in 1951 (chap 32 pp. 209; 211)
the Barkers--enemy aliens--”foreign odor” (chap 34 p 224) “icebreaker questions that create an awareness of ice”
In chap 38
l"Little Boy" --the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945.
"Fat Man" --dropped on Nagasaki August 9, 1945.
lCauses of damage: air pressure (wind), heat, radiation
—1. wind: destroyed most of the houses and buildings within a 1.5 miles radius.
--- 2. death: more than 140,000 people died by the end of the year (including students, soldiers and Koreans who worked in factories within the city.) The total number of people who have died due to the bomb is estimated to be 200,000.