Boston Marathon Bombings

April 15, 2013

Background Information

Tamerian (deceased) and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (jailed) were the two men who had bombs hidden in their backpacks and placed them through out the crowd. This event happened on April 15, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. The public runs to celebrate the 1775 battles of Lexington and Concord that kicked off the American Revolutionary War also known as Patriots Day. Patriots Day is the third Monday of April.

Perspective 1

One of the brothers uncles Ruslan Tsarni, had said his nephews "do not deserve to live on this earth”, and that they were, "losers". The brothers were Russian refugees and their anger from the wars of the Russian Caucasus, started when their family was displaced in 2002, and they were transformed into Islamic extremism. Tamerlan lived in the United States for 5 years before becoming a terrorist. He never did seem to quite fit in, he even wrote, "I don't have a single American friend, I don't understand them." Tamerlan was the loner out of the two brothers, he was an outcast and felt different from others. His younger brother Dzhokhar, was the opposite, he was the happy-go-lucky kid. It appears it was his older brother that set the example and pulled him in to help place and set off the bombs.

Perspective 2

Kevin Millers wife, Mary Jo was one of the runners who ran in the Boston Marathon on that day. She crossed the finished line just 30 minutes before the bombings went off. She was one of the lucky ones but many of those were not as lucky as she was. They sat in their hotel room watching the bombings on TV their hearts just filled with sadness for the victims who were affected by the bombings. In moments, just 30 minutes ago that could have been them in the bombings that changed their lives forever. This little girl was given a medal from a man who had crossed the finished line because she didn't get that chance to cross the line. Many runners and non runners have given support to those who were injured and affected by the bombs. This day will always be a day that marathon runners will remember.
Boston Marathon Explosions Video: Two Bombs Near Finish Line

Media Bias

I believe that the bombings were indeed a terrorist attack on America. These two brothers knew that this was a public place where they could injure and kill a lot of people without having to go through a security check. This event is not as crucial as 9/11 was but I believe that this event was crucial to America and should still be a day that we remember for those who were affected by the bombs.

Historical Criticism

The Boston Marathon Bombings are a historical event to the United States in many ways, the main reason this event is such a big deal is because it was a public event and there were thousands of people who were at this event. The bombings also affected lots of peoples lives by injuring and killing many. The Boston Marathon Bombings will be something America will continue carrying on and remembering those who were affected by the bombs.

Cultural Criticism

The Boston Marathon Bombings affected the cultural of America by showing us that people are still out to try and hurt and take over our country. Other countries are wanting to see the United States suffer. The culture of America is known to stick together as one and help each other out and this event is one that made the community, the police, and nurses help each other out. They were not afraid to get bloody and work their butt off just so they could help and protect the others shows how America came together as one culture.

Work Cited, 2014, P1

Dale Archer, 2013, P2

Dale Archer, 2013, P3

Kevin Miller, 2013, P7