Essay On A Long Way Gone

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“The saddest sight these days is the imagine of hundreds of children kidnapped and lured into being child soldiers from the age of eight”(Roger Moore).”A Long Way Gone”was written by Ishmael Beah and published in 2007. As horrible and terrifying the experience was for Ishmael Beah starting in Sierra Leone from a young age,he still had enough courage to publish his own memoir.As a kid Ishmael was a happy child that loved music and dance.While performing rap music with his friends away from home his village got attacked by the rebels.Without knowing if his family is alive or not he has to survive on his own going from village to village.He later is forced and brainwashed to become a soldier and under the influence of drugs he became a killing …show more content…

“It is not your fault that you did such a thing to me”.he said,as he strolled through the dining hall”.This quote is important because it shows the reader that even if the boys hurt them severely they weren't going to give up on them.They wanted the boys to stop doing drugs and to stop killing.They wanted to be there for them and help them get through all the horrible experiences they went through.In conclusion,the boys being rescued I would say is the most important part of the memoir because from there their lives would be better and they didn't have to fight in war

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