A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier

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  • A Long Way Gone : Memoirs Of A Boy Soldier

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    There are approximately 250,000 child soldiers in the world today. Sixty percent of these soldiers are young boys, and eighty percent of them are under the age of fifteen. In the memoir, A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier, Ishmael Beah describes his three-year experience as a child soldier in Sierra Leone. Throughout the five phases of the novel Ishmael 's personality changes drastically. It is more of an evolution than it is development. In the end, he ends up as an entirely different person

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    Book Review A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier Jessica Jung AP Human Geography Mr. Reidy August 17, 2016 War creates fight among humanity and can destroy the minds of adolescents. A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier is a book written by Ishmael Beah based on his personal story of survival during the Sierra Leone Civil War. The book was published in 2007 by Sarah Crichton Books of Farrar, Straus, and Giroux in New York. The memoir discusses the struggles of Sierra Leoneans

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    Nowadays, cross-cultural communication is one of the keys to survive in this society. It plays an important role in our society. The book, A long way gone: Memoirs of a boy soldier, describes several cross cultural issues. This book is based on the true story of Ishamel Beah, who was solder in Republic of Sierra Leone. During his life time, he face a number of cultural shocks and tried to adapt each situation. Through story of his life, we can recognize some cultural differences and similarities

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    (Blanchard). In the true story A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier (2007), a young, gentle twelve-year-old boy named Ishmael Beah reluctantly becomes a soldier during the Sierra Leone civil war. After Beah’s village gets attacked, he and his friends wander from place to place searching for food and shelter. They struggle to survive every day until Beah is enlisted as a soldier, brainwashed by the army to take revenge on the rebels who killed his family. He and the other soldiers get addicted to drugs

  • A Long Way Gone Memoirs Of A Boy Soldier Analysis

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    A Long Way Gone: Memoirs Of A Boy Soldier “Violence is never the answer.” This saying has caused many arguments, there are many people who believe that violence is the right thing to do in every occasion. However violence should not be a thing, violence can never be justified. Humans have gotten to comfortable with violence, we don't even acknowledge murders anymore, we act like it is an everyday thing now because we see violence so frequently. For example, in the novel “ A Long Way Gone:

  • A Long Way Gone: Memoirs Of A Boy Soldier Analysis

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    their life. But when Ishmael Beah shares his story of the war he was in, Beah is able to describe the war in Africa in his memoir, A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier, in such a way that is truly astonishing and is “a breathtaking and […] a truly riveting memoir” (Belinda Luscombe, Time). With every detail of the war, every quote said by a person explained in his memoir really helps the reader picture what his life was like.

  • Analysis Of 'A Long Way Gone : Memoirs Of A Boy Soldier'

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    What is it about a book that keeps one reading? One continues to read a book when it is interesting and if they can make a connection to it. But, what makes a book interesting? There are many ways authors attract their readers. Authors use different techniques like, circle chronological order style, evoking strong emotions, and creating complex characters to shock and lure their readers. Many authors use circle chronological order style when writing their book. “Instead of simply beginning at the

  • Loss of Innocence in A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier

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    A prominent theme in A Long Way Gone is about the loss of innocence from the involvement in the war. A Long Way Gone is the memoir of a young boy, Ishmael Beah, wanders in Sierra Leone who struggles for survival. Hoping to survive, he ended up raiding villages from the rebels and killing everyone. One theme in A long Way Gone is that war give innocent people the lust for revenge, destroys childhood and war became part of their daily life. In the A Long Way Gone, Ishmael Beah, a twelve-year-old explains

  • A Long Way Gone Memoirs Of A Boy Soldier By Ishmael Beah

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    book A Long Way Gone Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah portrays seamlessly what the human condition should be. Human condition is the “characteristics, key events, and situations which grow the essentials of human existence, such as birth, growth, emotionality, aspiration, everyday conflict, problem solving, and mortality.” Additionally human nature refers to specific characteristics such as morals, attitudes, feelings, thoughts and actions. After reading A Long Way Gone Memoirs of a Boy Soldier

  • A Long Way Gone : Memoirs Of A Boy Soldier By Ishmael Beah

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    chose to read for my summer reading assignment was A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah. By judging this book by its title, I knew it was going to be a nonfiction piece focusing on one person’s experience on this gruesome topic. I expected this novel to graphic and eye opening about the life of a child soldier. Major Characters Ishmael Beah: The author and narrator of this novel shares his experience when he was a child soldier for Sierra Leone Armed Services during the civil war

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