In the case of Nanking massacre the people had no means to defend themselves they were the victims of an atrocity, which was not like the A-Bomb, a one time incidence but for the people it went on and on and a majority of them did not live to tell the tale. The westerners created the safety zones where the people could hide in safety, however whoever decided to return to their homes was killed.
"HiroshimaaE, on the other hand takes the reader back to 1945 when the first atomic bomb was dropped. John Hersey takes the stories of six survivors of Hiroshima. All six of the characters in Hiroshima lived very diverse lives, both before and after the bomb, yet all were bound through the horrors they experienced and their inevitable drive to live and overcome. For some, the motivation to live was private. In this short novel John Hersey describes what happened to these six survivors when the bomb burst out and what happened to them 40 years later.