Beah Synthesis Essay

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1) Q: Beah moves around in time as he tells his story, flashing forward and backward. What is the effect of this technique of the overall meaning of the text? Would it be more effective if he stuck to strict chronology? Why or why not?
A: Beah often went from flashback to flash forward in his writing and it tended to give off a slight DID (Dissociative Identity Disorder) feel but it was also written in an very powerfully way that really need not be changed. Because of all the switches in time and the difference in words used used, it almost feels like Beah had Dissociative Identity Disorder, or Multiple Identity Disorder, whilst writing; his flashbacks are often more disconsolate and to the point, as shown in chapter five where he said, “Our

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