Week #3 Blog Assignment

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Write an in-depth blog post that responds to at least one of the prompts below:

  • What is the toughest issue/event your protagonist has had to face thus far in the text? Has it changed or developed this character in any way? Explain in detail.
  • How do you think your author might have your protagonist solve the central conflict? Do you already have some idea or have picked up on foreshadowing of the resolution? Explain.

When you are finished with your post, be sure to comment on at least two other posts from your peers. Make sure that your comments are thought-provoking and that they further the discussion.

Week#3 by Alex Ronco

In the novel BOMB the protagonist the United States is in a race with Germany to build an atomic bomb. There’s just one problem: we don’t know how far in their research the Germans are. When the scientist of Los Alamos finish the bomb they are weary, skinny, hungry,and tired. But this experience also developes their character because they feel horrible guilt about what they did in unleashing the Atomic Bomb on the citizen’s of Japan. No one feels this guilt more than Robert Oppenheimer a 43 year old physicist from Berkley California. This is the answer to the question: What is the toughest issue/event that your protagonist has had to face thus far in the text? Has it changed or developed this character in any way? Explain in detail.

Week #2 Keenan M

In the novel  ”BOMB” by Steve sheinkin I dont see any prejudice, mostly due to the book being about the race to build the first atomic bomb. The FBI does search out russian imagrants and communists but that is mostly due to national Security.

Week #2 Luke T.

I’m doing Question One and I think that Oppenhiemer was dealing with prejudice when the FBI followed him out of Los Alamos and tried to report him being with the Russians when he had just seen an old friend. So just because he and his old friend were communists the FBI just automatically stereo-typed them as spies or Traitors. Why is it unfair that their beliefs make them different or traitorous? Isn’t that exactly what Hitler did with the Jews except on a bigger scale?

Week #2 Skyler Kimble

Although the KGB spies are dealing with a lot of surveillance from the FBI I wouldn’t consider it prejudice since the FBI has plenty of reason to believe there spies, with the difference maker of the war being developed I believe the United States has all rights to be suspicious of communist Russians, since throughout the book the KGB spies like Gold and Semyon are always under heavy survallince and since there’s no concern about the prejudice against the other people during the war it makes me feel that the author might be doing this on purpose. I say this because the author might be trying to emphasize that this project was so serious that the only concern for the people involved was the bomb itself. What do you guys think?

Week #2 Joey L.

The antagonist (KGB) deals with prejudice very well. First of all they don’t face much prejudice to begin with because they don’t show that they are communists or Russian spies for the matter. However they still receive prejudice from FBI if they are Russian because the FBI automatically labels them as a threat. We have not heard from many not KGB Russians yet but judging by how the KGB agents talk they may deal with the prejudice well.

If anyone has any other ideas on how they may deal with the prejudice I would like to hear it.

Week #2 Blog Assignment

Write an in-depth blog post that responds to at least one prompt below:

  • How is your protagonist (and/or other characters) dealing with the prejudice thrown their way?
  • Does your character accept this prejudice or does your character want to take action against it? Explain your character’s reaction.
  • Besides the obvious, how does prejudice come into play in your text? Provide specific examples of how characters (both fictional and real people in history) acted on their unfair judgments of a group of people.

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When you are finished with your post, comment on two other posts from your peers. Make sure that your comments are thought-provoking and that they further the discussion.