Later, UNICEF came and decided to take Ishmael out of the war and put him in a rehabilitation center. In this part of the novel, the reader can see how his desire for killing has controlled him completely. By fighting and killing rebel members in the rehabilitation center and beating up the guards to force them into doing what the children wants to do, the reader can see that the war has changed their ways of life and thoughts. The army was able to change Ishmael 's desires and from that, he became a deadly
In the book “A Long Way Gone” Ishmael has to overcome his fears and desperation especially when he ends up in villages that dislike little kids because of the assumption that they are rebel soldiers. Sometimes he comes face to face with death like the time when some of the villagers who were suffering the civil war, capture Ishmael and his new accompanied friends they were saying ”We told him we were students and this was a big misunderstanding. The crowds shouted, drown the rebels”(Beah 38). When the village guards found a rap cassette in Ishmael's pocket they played the music and it pleased the chief and so they were excused from execution and as a result they were offered to also stay in the village for how long they wanted. This part in the story paves a path from Ishmael to talk and although that was one of his major obstacles pertaining to his life he succeeded and faced adversity by pleading that they were not rebels but
In conclusion Ishmael was going insane because he was alone he had no one to talk to and he couldn’t sleep at all. The second most important scene in “a long way gone” is when ishmael was capture by the army and ishmael becomes this kid that has no feelings he was just like a killing machine.This is an important moment in the memoir because now ishmael knows the other side of the story that most of the soldiers were taking drugs that’s why they were like killing machines. One quote from the book that exemplifies this aspect of the book is “in the daytime instead of playing soccer in the village square, i took turns at the guarding post around the village, smoking marijuana and sniffing brown cocaine mixed with gunponder. (121) This quote is important because it shows the reader what they were giving them to stay awake and don’t feel anything, it also shows what ishmael had
His childhood was full of murder and corruption. It caused Ishmael to become violent and unstable. A childhood without innocence can be a terrible time. Ishmael’s childhood was the civil war of his country. Although experience in war is different for everyone, being in war with the same circumstances as Ishmael would be similar because separating from family causes emotional instability and it would be different because Ishmael has a healthy body.
Amir is haunted by this guilt even when he is a grown man. He did redeem himself with Sorhab, adopting him and his sacrifices to save Sorhab. No matter what you have done, you can always have forgiveness. I agree with this but in this case Amir didn’t even help Hassan when he was being raped, I don’t think that could be
I believe that’s why the story is called all about suicide because Ismael set himself up to get caught and killed anyways. Luisa Valenzuela writes to make her audience keep guessing, the only aspect she made clear was that someone in this story died. No one knows who; was this
Could you imagine being a child soldier when you were 13 years old? Growing up with guns, blood, and constant murder? Ishmael Beah was a victim of those things; his childhood taken away from him and having grown up in what we would call total chaos. He grew up from ages 13 to 16 fighting for what he believed to be the good guys of the civil war. Beah was taught to kill the enemies by shooting, burying them alive, and cutting their throats.
Eventually he was captured by the army and was brainwashed into thinking that anyone he kills can potentially avenge his family’s death. To tell someone who is just twelve years old or younger that killing others will make up for their family’s death is inhumane. The army had an extreme advantage
What I mean by this is that it’s better to take the redemption path than to seek revenge because although it is slow, it is much safer and easier to go through than to take the revenge path. For example, in the book “A Long Way Gone”, written by Ishmael Beah, Beah goes through rehabilitation for several months but successfully was able to relieve himself from his past life as a child soldier and was able to gain his humanity back. Even though Ishmael Beah had to spend several months in a rehabilitation center, he was able to return back to normal than to take revenge on the rebels who killed his friends and families. But on the other hand, people can manage to take the revenge path and end up in the finish line without failing. The chances of this happening are slim to none because if you rush life, you’d run into some devastating results that would leave the user to harming themselves.
Comparing many of his characters with those from the Bible, Herman Melville, while using symbolism, told his fictional story by presenting his characters in the likeness of biblical persons. Because of his use of profound, biblical analyses from scriptural characters, Ishmael, the narrator of the story, proved to be a reliable source. In the Bible, Ishmael was the son of Hagar, the maidservant of Sarah, and although not technically an orphan, Ishmael and Hagar were sent away because of the tension that was between Sarah and Hagar. In Moby Dick, Ishmael left home to venture on the sea; even though he was not an orphaned child in the story, family was absent in his life. When he voyaged on the whaling ship, the crew became his new family, but when the Pequod sank, Ishmael was all alone, once again.