Imagery In A Long Way Gone

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In the memoir, “A Long Way Gone,” by Ishmael Beah, the author’s natural imagery reveals his struggle to keep hope alive as he watches his family and country fall apart. Specifically, after walking two straight days without sleeping, Beah claims that, “Even the air seemed to want to attack me and break my neck” (49). Obviously, Beah is beginning to feel as if everything is out to hurt him, as violence is spreading all across his homeland of Sierra Leone. Nature is usually meant to be welcoming, but as Beah is struggling to survive day to day and find food in constant fear of the Rebels, even something like wind can start to feel hostile. Additionally, on the third day of wandering in search of a village, in a forest so thick the sky is barely
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