Yesenia Barrera English 1B Claire Nava 27 August 2017 War in the Eyes of Innocence A young boy, attempting to have a normal childhood in 1980's El Salvador, is caught up in a dramatic fight for his life as he desperately tries to avoid the war, which is raging all around him. This is a sad reality of many people, who are immersed in a society full of violence and without values, where innocent families including children, lose their lives unfairly by a conflict in which they are not participating, affecting notably their emotional well-being and quality of life. However, despite these conflicts, they seek ways to get by living with the war despite limitations in health, education and expression.
His mother treats him like a slave, giving him daily chores and unbelievably ruthless punishments. He has become inhuman to her as she refers to him as “It.” The only hope of survival relies on his dad, in God, or in a miracle. His story promotes the courageous human spirit and the determinate to survive.
betrayal, and violence. His father abandoned him seeking to find a life less confrontational to a
On a historic level, I learned about the civil war in Sierra Leone in the 1990’s. The war was fought between the rebels and the government and lasted for over a decade. Numerous attacks on civilians caused many to die, especially parents and families. During this time, orphaned child soldiers were commonly used to fight in the war. Ishmael’s personal history describes these attacks. He describes family members being separated and killed, bodies of the dead, lost children, and a constant state of fear. “The sound of guns was so terrifying that it confused everyone. No one was able to think clearly... Everyone just ran for his or her life. Mothers lost their children, whose confused, sad cries
Violence has an egregious impact on innumerable lives, affecting multiple aspects of their lives in a profoundly negative manner. The destructive impacts of violence are a central theme in Ishmael Beah’s A Long Way Gone. This autobiographical account depicts his ordeal as a child soldier in a Sierra Leone ravaged by civil war; and his equally challenging subsequent rehabilitation and reintegration into society. In A Long Way Gone, Beah illustrates that violence has detrimental social, physical, and psychological impacts.
Many people rely on someone to do something. But this is a story that none will ever forget. The story of young innocents trained and ready to fight for their countries. But they’re wrong, you’ll never know what they do. Most of them died. Young innocents are forced to take suicide.
A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier, by Ishmael Beah has made real to me, the horrors of war and the way it can change everything in an instant, and even cause good people to commit terrible acts to survive. I keep up with world news and
"What would you do without me?" Snake blanches, even though Otacon is far too inebriated to notice much more than a few inches in front of him.
Mehmet is a thirteen year old boy, from Kosovo. He is living in a time when his country Kosovo is at war from 1999-2001, the KLA (Kosovo army) is battling the Serbians. Mehmet is inspired by the war it excites him, he wants to become a KLA soldier one day, when he is old enough. He has a large family and everyone in it disagrees with his point of view about war. His most influential family consists of Bada his father, Mama his mother, and Meli his sister. He has many more family members that live with him and experience life journeys together, but they do not have the same impact on him, as Bada, Mama, and Meli. The entire family had to move to a refugee camp because of the war. Their house was burned to the ground, and all their stuff was gone thanks to the Serbians. When it was finally clear to go home about a year later they realised they had no home to go home to, only the tiny apartment above the store. This small appartment was not going to fit the entire Lleshi family, so Bada, Mama, Mehmet, and Meli decided to go to the United States, more specifically a small town in Vermont called Barre.
The iron halls were silent, even the harsh bootsteps of the condemmed man didn't shatter the uneasy silence, the grim face. Ussally shielded by the insincire smile of the mask he always wore, the pericing Gold Eyes the only sign of a determined soul, with the rest of his face being henpecked by the smallest scars, slashed across his chin like a small medal of honor and the frown above them's sincerty incredibly clear, one of the armoed guards idly musing to himself that he'd never seen the infamous Tiburón look nervous until now. Throwing open the heavy metal door, him and his fellow guard almost instantly threw the sinewy "revolutionary" into the cold integoration room. Manging to catch the ground almost instantly, Tiburón turned around with
The life of Mohamed Lee has not been an easy one. Growing up in the country up in the country of Syria at the halfway point of this decade, in the year of 2014. His father was killed last quarter and he has taken up the father role in his
Imagine your child being killed in the most horrific way possible. Now imagine him dying because he was being a good person and trying to help out people you called inferior. That's the story that this book tells. The story of a boy who tries to make friends with someone his father's regime considers an enemy. And accidentally getting himself killed. This book teaches the dangers of racism in a very compelling way.
Imagine an inner city kid having grown u in an environment where real life street violence is a way of life. His body, having survived personal experiences of violence, endured barely life sustained conditions, and many sleepless nights caused by the constant yet unpredictable call of death. His mind doubtful over where his next meal will come from, lost in search of some higher guidance, struggling through a world, not of innocent childish fantasies, but trapped in a forced reality. His only outlet is the loud blaring music coddling his already pent-up rage, an escape from these harsh realities, seducing him to a life of violence. In him is created a “me against the world” mentality that is manifested in
Weak after weak, month after month, I kept trying all matter of ways to get my father either in trouble with the law, or make my mother’s family distrust him, all to no avail. The only toll that this was taking was on him. He kept getting madder and madder,
Family Introduction Family is everything to some people. Most parents work hard to provide everything they can for their children. Many times the man of the house, usually the father or husband, believes it’s his duty to protect his wife and kids. No matter what the circumstances are, his family is his first priority. He will risk his life to protect his family from any harm. There are times when the father isn’t there, and during those times the mother steps up to the plate. Even a poor mother would do anything to provide her children with food when she hasn’t ate. The importance of family is known all around the world. Anyone would do anything for their family to be safe. The movie World War Z is a great example of what people can do to save their family. This is a movie in which the whole world is fighting for their lives against zombies, and are doing anything to survive. There’s a man named Gerry who is a father to two girls and