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READER RESPONSE FORBLACK RAINbyMasuji IbuseThe main character in the novel is in some ways like myself Mr Shizumais a person that is intrigued by many things and likes to see what reaction people have from any actionThroughout the novel he feels the need to go to different parts of the city and surrounding communities inorder to see the effects of the unknown bomb Mr Shizuma was not only interested in what happened to thepeople of the community but he was also interested in finding out what the weapon used was calledand made out of There were different names given to the bomb throughout the book and he sums up thenames in one paragraph The name of the bomb had already undergone a number of changes from theinitial new weapon through new-type bomb secretweapon special new-type bomb to special high-capacity bomb That day I learned for the firsttime to call it an atomic bomb Black Rain 282The importance of the name of the bomb may seem ineffectual but he seemsto dwell on finding out what caused this type of destruction Something else that Mr Shizuma wants todo is remember every little detail about what happens to everything from what angle the house was onafter the bomb to what his wife cooked for dinner with the food rationing He even likes to write how peoplecured themselves of radiation sickness and what the burns and other injuries look and act like These thingsare like myself in the fact that he does not like to forget what things are like wants to see firsthand what the effects are and is very interested in finding information about new things that he has never seenbefore He also likes to help people greatly such as his constant wanderings looking for coal for hiscommunity If you were depended on would you help your community I think soThe theme that is very meaningful to me is that war hurts two different partsof a country
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