Tragedy struck a nation. The date was September 11, 2001, a misfortune that will linger in the memory of few but in the lives of many. Although this calamity took place in America, it falls upon those in all countries, either by account of close proximity or devoted alliance, and they will forever recall this event, registering it forever in their reflection. The nation was hit with the hand of a coward and the conscience of a criminal. The lack of justifiable means only illustrates the poor judgment and abominable taste portrayed by those of foreign descent who decided one day, to take thousands of lives only in order to put their minds at ease. Let me tell you a story…one of existing pain and future adversity.
Three commercial aircraft flights were hijacked and purposefully crashed into the two towers of the World Trade Center in New York and another into the Pentagon in Washington D.C. killing thousands. News stories have shown that Osama Bin Laden planned this attack hiring terrorists to hurt America. In my visual, I have first chosen to rebuild bythe World Trade Center. The picture is set on a beautiful sunny day with the skyline of New York that we once knew reset and made more powerful than ever. There are more towers added to the Trade Center and they are taller than built originally. After the event, New York bonded. People and military came from all over and it seemed as though everyone became friends. All television networks put a form of the American flag as their icon on bythe screen. Celebrities did tribute songs and concerts to raise money for the nation-there were no longer enemies in the country. Sales of the American flag went up. Everyone had been touched so deeply that nothing else seemed to matter anymore. All that was needed was the comfort of others and knowing that everything would be okay The rebuilt Trade Center symbolizes our nation’s newfound friendships in each other and proves the world that Americans can still function just as well, if not stronger, than Next is a cartoon of the Statue of Liberty, another famous New York landmark. She is holding a child, her child in one hand and a gun in the other. The caption states “the most dangerous place in the world is between a mother and her children.” This is a more touching visual than the other ones because it caters more to the mothers out there who lost a child. There is a special bond between mothers and children. They don’t want anything to happen to their babies and when something does, they seek revenge. They turn into different people while protecting the kids. They don’t care who they hurt or what they have to do to get there. America is like a child. All of its people are like the mother. We all bonded together and now seek revenge. The cartoon is showing how we seek revenge for our country. We will seek and hunt out as long as it takes to find Osama Bin Laden so that we can feel closure in the event, and most importantly, make sure it never happens again. Another picture shown is a version of a “wanted” sign. The country, even the most of the world wants Bin Laden-dead or alive. As reminders to humor the situation, t-shirts have been made, posters, cartoons, everything seems to be linked to the hunt of Bin Laden. You cant walk into a store without seeing something to remind you of the event. All is being done to show and let him know to be scared and that America is after him. Next is a cartoon of the terrorists on an airplane with their hands up and scared because every person around them has guns pointed at their face. This cartoon is telling us that if we were allowed to carry guns, this never would have happened because box cutters wouldn’t threaten people. I really liked this cartoon because it rhetorically proves the citizens out there who are anti-gun that we should be able to have them to avoid situations like Now we have come to Homer Simpson. With a flag behind him and Osama Bin Laden at the end of a gun barrel, the respected and very popular cartoon character put America at ease. It is our way of bringing humor to the Bibliography: