There were multiple villages that already been attacked and destroyed throughout Sierra Leone. This was only the beginning of Ishmael’s journey as he witnessed mass civilian displacement and bloodshed. Comparison and contrast of the war and Ishmael’s idea of war before his own village had been victimized compared to his shock and confusion when having to deal with the reality of the civil war. Despite feeling confused after being exposed to war initially, “things changed rapidly...We had yet to learn these things and implement survival tactics” (Beah, 29). It’s quite clear that Ishmael is shocked and fearful.
As one loses someone close to them they tend to have a heap of intense feelings from anger to sadness and to fear. In chapter 4 of the book, the story takes the perspective of Ali Hassan Mohamed who confront the death of his brother in the battle between the Rangers and the Somali people, “He ran with rage and terror behind the hotel…to his friend’s house, where his AK-47 was hidden” (Bowden 31). As Ali found his dead brother he was filled with anger and fear and used his fear to increase his desire to seek revenge on the Rangers thus further developing the theme of fear. As the need for revenge increases the sight of one owns self is lost. Ali’s need for revenge in his own terror blinds him from his own actions causing him to lose himself in his anger which was conjured from his fear, “[Ali] would shoot a Ranger or die trying” (Bowden 32).
I was filled with fear, saturated with it, sick with it” (Fast 101). Filled with fear, Adam just ran away from the battle field. Adam becomes sick after witnessing such horrific things. Although he was fearful at times, he knew in his heart that he had to be strong. Throughout this story, Adam starts to become more mature as time goes on, even in his father eyes.
I believe this because Ishmael wants to get revenge on the rebels for killing some of friends, during war. He is also determined to find his family, which he lost when the rebels were coming towards his village, the only person he was with from his family, was his older brother Junior. In the book A Long Way Gone it states, “This is one of the consequences of the civil war. People stop trusting each other, and every stranger becomes an enemy” (pg. 37).
Finally Beah is forced to experience violence in a very monumental way. Beah becomes a child soldier which results in my opinion the biggest loss of innocence in his life. He is forced to kill without fully understanding what he has done. Beah also must do this with the use of drugs which results in him not being able to tell the difference between right and wrong. Beah’s experiences should stand as a lesson to all in showing the importance of innocence and family as a
Sharing our thoughts it’s decisive and all our speech has to be explain the root of the problem with facts based on the reality, otherwise we can retract into silence or violence. This book has been extremely useful for me, because it has taught me how to maintain control in those crucial moments, probably it is easier for me know to spot those with the reactions like silence or violence which are attitudes that usually we know that happen but probably what I did not know is that it happens when the person doesn’t feel safe, that’s the key. Normally, when we don’t know the strategies it is harder for us to identify what we are doing wrong, therefore we can make numerous mistakes. We have to bear in mind that always has to prevail the mutual respect and the mutual purpose to have a fruitful crucial conversation. Therefore, mastering this skill of effective communication can make a difference in all the aspects in our
Wallace leaps into the special world with the fury of Murron’s death driving him to become stronger. The first test that faces him is the soldiers that invaded the village. He assumes the role of a leader which is a very important part of his development of a character. He leads the charge against the oppressors and wins sparking the Scottish Revolution portrayed by the movie. Wallace then does to the magistrate what he done to Murron which is decapitating him.
A second similarity is they both involve people getting killed. Kashak family moved to Syria because of the shootings in their neighborhood. "Families are seeking safe haven from war and terror." "The families become targets of suspicion and hatred." Ignorance and fear is doing this for these families.
“When we walk through our fears rather than run from them, it is impossible not to emerge as a stronger person” (Arcel). Using fear as a motivational tool is only effective when there is a description on how to avoid the threat. If someone were to look back at exciting times in their life, they would also be remembered as some of the most terrifying times. If fear piles up in front of someone and they do not let it hold them back, it could turn out to be more improbable than they ever expected. Fear can be too powerful of a motivator which will cause ineffective results making someone weaker.
Viewers see the downfall of Thornhill and witness how his yearning for ownership of the land led to terrible and irredeemable decisions. His desire for ownership and his suspicion led to the genocide, committed by Thornhill and a group of friends, of the Indigenous family already located there. The mood of the scene in which the genocide occurs is suspenseful, haunting and ominous. Thornhill’s suspicion is manipulated further as he’s convinced the Indigenous will attack him, his family and reclaim their land. This manipulation furthers his suspicion and leads to the actions.