Analysis Of A Long Way Gone By Ishmael Beah

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Fear; an unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain, or a threat. Currently in North Korea the country is ruled by Kim Jong-un, the second child of Kim Jong-il and Yo Kung-hui. North Korea’s leadership is passed down through bloodline so unlike America, North Korea doesn’t get to choose their leader. This is important because in North Korea the government is set up where there is no one with the higher power over Kim Jong-un so he can do whatever he wants without consequence. The novel A Long Way Gone written by Ishmael Beah is about how rebels are taking over Ishmael’s home are controlling everything using the locals fear to control. North Korea’s situation currently relates to this book.This is what makes North Korea a country with dictatorship, propaganda, and communism. …show more content…

During 2012, Kim Jong-un held about 17 public executions, making some family members watch their execution. (The Telegraph) Doing this helped create fear about disobeying the law which made people want to follow Kim Jong-un so they were safe from his cruel punishments. People thought it would be easier to blend in with the crowd and stay unnoticed, which was Kim Jong-un’s plan in the first place.
Kim Jong-un uses fear to obtain power, but he has other approaches too. North Korea manipulates everything the public views. He uses propaganda to dictate what his society views, reads, and learns about. If Kim Jong-un does not want people in his country to know about something going on outside, the information will never get back to the people unless Kim Jong-un gives his permission.This makes the Koreans are oblivious to what is happening outside of where they live and that puts Kim Jong-un above them, gaining more power from his people’s naive

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