Unfortunately, he was unable to see his family due to rebels attacking. His mental state was heavily damaged at that point. Waiting years to see your family again just to see them killed is truly depressing. When Ishmael started to train as a boy soldier, he soon became determined to avenge his family. This is shown when the lieutenant was brainwashing Ishmael, telling them to kill the one that killed their family.
This is why the main theme is killing doesn’t matter until it’s your own. The sniper in the civil war was written by Liam O’ Flaherty. The sniper was sad when he found out that he killed his own brother. In the Civil War was the first time they used snipers. What would you have done if you were in the Civil
This left Marcus to turn to gangs because his mom is all he had and that was taken away from him. Not being able to buy his own things he starts selling drugs. He drops out of high school and turns into a man his mother tried desperately to keep him away from. He eventually buys a gun and attempts to live the
“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
Walt didn't make the black market in meth, He just exploited it. So, here we can say that Walt is considered to be a villain as he participated in evil actions such as cooking meth, but on the other hand one could recognize him as an anti-hero as his main objective was to sort out his medications fees and keep his family from debts. Never the less, Walt alone infiltrated himself into four different drug distribution groups (krazy8, tuco, fring, jack) and destroyed all their members. Because of his actions a huge cartel, fully operational for probably thirty years, is now wiped out from Earth. In total, directly and indirectly, he completely eradicated five gang groups which distributed drugs.
He blamed himself for the tragic killing of his elderly father. Hunched in a corner, he banged his head, silently ruminating his grief and his hatred, entreating his friends to leave him alone….At the end of his tether he asked to join the Maquis. He had only one thing in his mind: revenge” (171). Here we see that Nafa has a clear goal , that he will avenge the death of his father by fighting the government. Many would agree that this is a just cause, much like the US governments’ efforts to eliminate the scourge of drugs from the US.
“A Long Way Gone” Final Essay “Somebody being shot in front of you, or you yourself shooting somebody became just like drinking a glass of water.” (Ishmael Beah). “A Long Way Gone” was written by Ishmael Beah and published in 2007. It is a written masterpiece that captivates its readers by telling us his story, a former child soldier. In this he narrates the pain, the suffering and the fear that he endured for three years, literally fighting for his life against the rebels that caused all the chaos and the mayhem. Reading the book was like a rollercoaster ride of emotions and I am going to share what I believe are the three most important scenes.
At the beginning of the war he lost his mom and his sisters. But because his dad stayed by his side almost the whole time Elie stayed strong and lived to tell the tale. In a dystopian society, there are a lot of evil, bad people. Whether it is the people who actually started the dystopian society or like in the book Night, the people who stood by and watched what happened happen. In his dystopian society, everything that happened there became the “norm.” Killing?
The overall theme of the book is sometimes miracles happen. Marcus in the start of the book explains how he ended up being part of seal team 10 and how hard he worked. He was sent on an operation called operation Redwing, the objective of this mission was to kill or capture any taliban members they encountered. Many days had gone by and on a night on june 2005 the team came across 3 shepherds one was only a child the team was debating to kill the shepherds or let them run away, they chose to let them live but then a few hours later they were getting surrounded by many taliban soldiers. Marcus was surrounded by taliban soldiers and their was a hill that was very large and the only choice he had was to jump off the hill or get shot, “ I was too battered to hurt, and I could still see my rifle tumbling down beside me.
“Don’t drink the Kool-Aid,” “They must be drinking the Kool-Aid,” “Keep on drinking the Kool-Aid”, or similar variations have become common figures of speech, so conventional that their use is without knowledge of its origins, yet tonight altered that. The PBS Documentary, Jonestown, describes the life of cult leader James “Jim” Jones, and his deadly effect on hundreds of people. As a member of a dysfunctional family from the wrong side of the tracks, Jim grew up poor. Described, by those that knew him as a child, as a “weird kid” obsessed with religion and death, he lacked acceptance from the members in his Indiana hometown. Due to this, he developed a kinship with black members of society and found the home and acceptance he’d wanted in the Pentecostal Church.
He was raised in a household full of violent and unstable family members, especially his step-father who treated him and his brother frank poorly. Which explains why Jesse and Frank turned to lives of crime. His brother joined the war as a confederate soldier at an early age which was very common back then. Soon both of the became confederate sympathizers. Both Jesse and Frank joined William Quantrill’s Missouri guerrilla force, after they joined the group and jesse committed and participated in the devastation that killed twentyfive unarmed union soldiers in 1963.
When the cassette tapes were “killed” in a fire by soldiers they were not the only thing lost. This turn of events represents the loss of childhood and innocence that the cassettes once represented. It is this moment that Ishmael turns from a childish boy to a blood thirsty soldier of war. Later on even saying “My squad is my family, my gun is my provider, and protector, and my rule is to kill or be killed.”(Beah 116) With the last reminder of his home town and youth gone, part of Ishmael is gone too and even in the later future he is never the same. Ishmael later reviles “I feel as if there is nothing left for me to be alive for.
Ishmael Beah, author of A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier, and the other boys of Sierra Leone that were enlisted to fight in the country’s civil war had their lives changed forever. The boys in the village of Yele that were recruited by the army aspired to be vengeful spirits, killing the soldiers of the rebel army that had killed their families and was the cause of their misfortune. Lieutenant Jabati and his men helped the boys to realize their suppressed rage and gave them the training that they needed to fight the rebels. Lieutenant Jabati was a figure of authority for the boys in a time of turmoil and he, along with the more senior soldiers under his command, pushed the boy soldiers to their limit, but he was not harsh with his encouragement. It must be said though, that if the boys were not recruited by the Lieutenant
Moving on in the book June learns some stuff she had never known before about the government, page 244, “They killed him.” Who did they kill, it turns out the government are the ones who killed June’s family since the dad knew too much information about how the government is putting viruses into the water they give to the poor. It turns out that Day didn’t kill Metias it was actually the government since Metias knew too much information about how the government was corrupt Day just weakened him ,“And I want to free the body that didn’t kill my brother” page 266. Now, since June knew the truth, she and Day became allies and helped escape Day from jail , “You’re fond of Day aren’t you?” pg
One day the brother’s side got captured and had to surrender and be on there side or they would kill him, because they needed him because he was a good sniper. The brother didn’t want to die so he went on there side. After the sniper saw that he had killed his own brother he was sad. That was all that he had left in his family. He then thought about the split and that it was the commanders fault.