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Truth is scarier than fiction

A real horror would be living through the dropping of an atomic bomb -- which happened in Nagasaki on August 6, 1945.

A real horror would be living through the dropping of an atomic bomb -- which happened in Nagasaki on August 6, 1945.

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A real horror would be living through the dropping of an atomic bomb -- which happened in Nagasaki on August 6, 1945.

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A real horror would be living through the dropping of an atomic bomb -- which happened in Nagasaki on August 6, 1945.

Heriberto Delgado, reporter

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History is scarier than Halloween. According to History teachers at Morton East High School, they have mentioned several historical events that are more horrific than Halloween.

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A real horror would be living through the dropping of an atomic bomb — which happened in Nagasaki on August 6, 1945.

Truth is stranger than fiction because “Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn’t.” Fiction is the creation of the human mind, and therefore is congenial to it.

“Atomic bomb was potentially destructive to the human race and it affected unborn people for generations,” Morton east history teacher said.

During WW2 there was a plane called Enola Gay and it was carrying the atomic bomb. The atomic bomb that was dropped in Hiroshima left damage for 2 – 4 months after the bomb was dropped. It had a huge impact on the city of Hiroshima, 90,000 – 140,000 people were killed when the bomb was dropped. Almost 63 % of Hiroshima building was completely destroyed. And, in total, 92% of buildings were destroyed or damaged in the entire city.

“Reagan’s election had a decrease in the democracy population during that time period,” Morton East history teacher Donald Gillingham said.

The election involved Ronald Reagan and his opponent Bush. Obviously, Reagan won the election and he made and passed many laws that were always benefiting the Republicans. Therefore the Democrats were decreasing. Reagan was shot in the chest by John Warnock Hinckley in 1981 leaving a hotel after he gave a speech, further down the presidency he recovered.

“The way that women were treated in the past is scarier than anything right now,” Avila said.

Women were always treated less than men in the past. To this day women are not fully equal to men. They used to compare women to animals back in the past. They gave women the lowest jobs in the market. They paid women very little compared to men and women would work for many hours dealing with very difficult machinery. Women weren’t appreciated as they were supposed to.

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17 Responses to “Truth is scarier than fiction”

  1. victoria mata on October 31st, 2018 9:42 am

    i completely agree with the fact that truth is scarier that fiction because we can change fiction and isn’t really real. also it was cool to bring up the fact that women were underappreciated and how they were super important because that’s so true. plus the statistics within the article really helped bring things into perspective, 90,000 – 140,000 people is so many people like that bomb was so intense and scary it blows my mind.

  2. Anthony Fig P.2 on October 31st, 2018 10:21 am

    I agree that women weren’t appreciated a lot back in the day. They still have a hard time now a days.

  3. Felipe Vazquez on October 31st, 2018 10:39 am

    I believe that the truth is scarier because it is currently occurring and it could happen to us. The world is a place full of possibilities and that means that a lot of things have happened so it is possible that one day a terrifying event could happen to us, to think that something fictional could potentially occur in this world of possibilities is something that can keep us awake at night. At least when we know something is fictional we know that we can wake up the next morning and everything will remain tranquil.

  4. Yvette2 on October 31st, 2018 10:46 am

    I agree that truth is always scarier than fiction. In history especially because back then people weren’t always as humane and sympathetic as we are now. Take the Holocaust for example;very horrific things were done to innocent people.

  5. Leo 3 on October 31st, 2018 11:40 am

    I agree that our world history is scarier than horror movies, books and stories because these things actually happened. Although some movies claim to be based on a true story, I think the things that happened in the U.S. Especially today, with Russia, South Korea and the U.S. having weapons that can blow up the world, it makes me nervous that any day the world can end.

  6. Leo on October 31st, 2018 11:41 am

    I agree with truth been scarier than fiction, the truth is something that actually happen and can’t be change; which makes it one of the scariest thing a person could believe on.

  7. Javier 3 on October 31st, 2018 11:43 am

    I agree that the truth is scarier than fiction. There are many scary historic events that happened. For example the Holocaust was a horrible event. Many innocent people were killed.

  8. Giselle (3) on October 31st, 2018 11:47 am

    I enjoyed this article because it was really interesting bringing history into the spooky season. I completely agree that the truth is scarier than fiction, especially with the US history. There’s so much we don’t know entirely about our history whether because it was lost or it was so bad it’s never been spoken of. My question for the reader would be what is the most scariest even that has happen in US history.

  9. Joseph Barron on October 31st, 2018 12:46 pm

    I agree with the article. Fiction is made up and is easy to get over if you fear it because you can convince yourself it is fake. Real life horrors and history are scary because they happened and possibly still do happen. Since it happened once it can happen again, this is why history is scarier.

  10. Joseph Barron on October 31st, 2018 12:50 pm

    History is scary than fiction. Its easy to see why this is true. Fiction is fake, which means the story can be made up and be made scary, but its easy to get over them since they are fake. History on the other hand is real and has happened. If it happened once theirs a better chance it will happen to you than fiction, making it scary.

  11. Fernando Garcia on October 31st, 2018 12:57 pm

    I do agree than the truth is sometimes scarier than fiction because humans sometimes think that we are Superior than other people and do horrible acts on with out a care for the other peoples though such as for example during the Second Sino-Japanese War japan did a notorious act in the Rape of Nanjing. Another really well known event is the holocaust when adolf hitler killed six million jews and other ethic groups in the places that he conquered,

  12. Sirena on October 31st, 2018 9:21 pm

    There is no doubt in my mind that the truth is scarier than fiction. In fiction you are able to imagine the impossible, where anything and everything can be beautiful, equal, and where world peace can be possible , while in reality you have to face the cold hard truth no matter how bad it hurts. Other countries murdered millions of innocent people, but Americans are no better if we stoop to their level, which is all we seem to have done in the past as well as in the present. Everyone is also aware of the fact that there are many groups in society that are oppressed by the “white male.” Women, the LGBTQ+ community, and many different races are some of the groups that are treated lowly, and worthless compared to other groups. I am able to read as much fanfiction and online stories that people like me make up, but that doesn’t mean that’s how the real world works, I am aware that Larry won’t be cannon anytime soon, or that the jock probably won’t get with the nerd, and that vampires and werewolves don’t exist because that is all fantasy. Fiction. The truth is that the majority of people focus on their own survival and well being than those around them, but that’s okay because they’re only human.

  13. Marlene Galvan on November 2nd, 2018 10:51 am

    I agree that truth might be scarier than fiction because fiction. literature in the form of prose, especially short stories and novels, that describes imaginary events and people.actually existing as a thing or occurring in fact; not imagined or supposed

  14. Kayla A Castaneda on November 5th, 2018 11:01 am

    Looking back on the human race in the past, we have done terrifying things. Our future is also inevitable to possibly even scarier things, looking at our government and economy, we are doomed to repeat history. The truth is our environment will collapse in our lifetime, and those who damaged it won’t have to life with the consequences. That is terrifying.

  15. Angela Moran on November 6th, 2018 5:57 pm

    I agree that the truth is scarier than fiction because in fiction you know the things that happened are not real therefore it doesn’t feel as scary. The truth on the other hand is way scarier because you know that the horrible things that are being said actually happened like in WW2 when a bomb was dropped in Hiroshima that killed an enormous amount of people and destroyed the majority of the city’s buildings. In general more than half of Hiroshima’s buildings were destroyed. Also women were looked down on in the past way more than they are now. They used to compare them to animals. Women were given the lowest jobs and wages with restrictions of what they could and couldn’t do.

  16. Cecilia Gamboa on November 7th, 2018 12:48 pm

    I completely agree, there are many events in history that have scarred so many people and have affected even those who weren’t involved. A primary example would be the holocaust. The events from this period still continue to haunt many by the images and conditions under which these people were treated. The fact that these are things that can’t be changed is what makes it scarier than fiction. The scary thing is these people who prompted these events did it on their own will, it wasn’t something that was written. Good job 🙂

  17. Andrea Martinez on November 8th, 2018 1:29 pm

    I agree that the truth is scarier than fiction because fiction can be changed while the truth can’t. Throughout the years there have been more and more events that are hard to believe they actually happened. I like how you added specific events in history that demonstrate this. Great article!

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