Ishmael Beah Fair Age Quotes

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A fair age to become a soldier In a long way gone written by Ishmael Beah he’s a child soldier and he faces many challenges along the way. Ishmael is dealing with with lots of conflicts. He struggles to remain human while he’s seeing all of these inhumane things. Ishmael is caught up in the war and he’s surviving by moving from village to village. Ishmael is captured by the soldiers, and is taken to a village where everything is supposed to be safe. A fair age to become a soldier is 21 because you’re old enough to make life decisions like wanting to kill, do drugs, and you can deal with traumatization. Ishmael didn’t want to start doing drugs, and once he got addicted to drugs he went to the extreme to get them. The reason Ishmael …show more content…

This is important because it shows the extreme Ishmael went for drugs and other things. Ishmael also had done so many drugs that killing people was/were as easy as drinking water and death didn’t even scare him. Ishmael says “The idea of death didn’t even cross my mind at all and killing had become as easy as drinking water”(Beah,122). This quote is important because it shows the Ishmael doesn’t have any feelings nor self-control. An article says “Drugs are mixtures of chemicals and because of their structures they can affect the body in many different ways.” Some of these ways are loss of self control and impulsiveness which both relate to Ishmael, because he had no feelings self-control and impulsiveness because he had no consideration of what could happen to him during the war or what he was doing to other people. The text says “Drugs are chemicals because of their chemical structures, can affect the body in many different ways. Some drugs can even change a person's body and brain in ways that last long after the person has stopped taking drugs”. This quote is important because it proves how drugs change and it tells the affects people. Now I will show how Ishmael was traumatised. After being in a

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