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  • A Long Way Gone Analysis

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    "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere,” wrote Martin Luther King Jr. in his letter from Birmingham Jail. Ishmael Beah, author of the book A Long Way Gone speaks from experience. He was plagued with a war in his home country, taking away his childhood and family. This injustice caused him to have to fight in the war and resort to drugs to take away his mental and physical pain. Similarly, in One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia, Delphine and her sisters struggle with the injustice

  • A Long Way Gone By Ishmael Beah

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    Hailey Carrillo Mrs. Reinhart AP English Language and Composition 7 June 2016 “A Long Way Gone” 1. Give the title, author, genre, and date of original publication. The title of this story is A Long Way Gone, it is a historical memoir written by Ishmael Beah. This story was published on February 15th 2007 by Sarah Crichton Books. 2.What is author’s purpose for writing the book? Write a paragraph summarizing the main argument or purpose. Author Ishmael Beah’s purpose for writing

  • Analysis Of A Long Way Gone By Ishmael Beah

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    was an ordinary twelve year old boy from Sierra Leone, until one night changed his entire life. The author of A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy soldier is Ishmael Beah himself because he wanted to portray his life journey for readers to understand what life is like for children fighting to survive during warfare. Also, going through trauma is never easy, but however it's one of the only ways people can learn from their mistakes and prevent them from happening in future generations. It's best for people

  • Examples Of Loss Of Innocence In A Long Way Gone

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    novel A Long Way Gone is a clear example of the loss of innocence that war causes. During the Sierra Leone’s civil war, Beah is recruited as a child soldier and eventually turned into a cold-blooded killer with no sign of naivety in his body. At a tender age, Beah is trained to kill, mutilate and terrify dozens of people, which causes him to be bared to a flood of disturbing scenes; transform into a murderer; loose all sense of emotion; and in time, lose his innocence. In the novel A Long Way Gone,

  • A Long Way Gone Analysis

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    to connect to the world around them. In A Long Way Gone, a memoir by Ishmael Beah, music reoccurs throughout the novel as a unique mode of storytelling. Everyone’s story can be told in the form of a song. Everyone can relate to the ever-present threat of life and death and as such this creates universal themes that binds the world together. Through the themes of hope, nature, and companionship, Beah’s struggle through the Sierra-Leone civil war in A Long Way Gone connects him to “If We Hold On Together

  • A Long Way Gone By Ishmael Beah

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    Reflect During my reading of the Biography a long way gone by Ishmael Beah, there are many character developments shown of him and a few of his acquaintances based on the setting and situation that they are in such as the deaths and traumatic events happening to their loved ones. There are also a few themes I found present while reading the first half of this book such as: Survival, this theme is almost constantly present after the rebels start attacking nearby villages. Another is life and hope

  • The Image Of Blood In A Long Way Gone By Ishmael Beah

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    blood shed. By looking at the way Beah portrays the image of blood in “A Long Way Gone”, one can see that his view on war is not a positive one, which is important because the way Beah depicts war is vital to Beah’s story and the overall tone of the book. In a village, at the time of a rebel attack, Beah sees a mother carrying her baby on her back. The baby is covered in blood, and its mother is covered in her baby’s blood. The baby plays a huge part in imagery in A Long Way Gone. “I see a mother carrying

  • Literary Techniques Used in the Memoir of Ishmael Beah, A Long Way Gone, Memoirs of a Boy Soldier

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    In the memoir of Ishmael Beah, A Long Way Gone, Memoirs of a Boy Soldier, Beah states that his life’s journey has been a huge obstacle, but has learned to overcome that struggle by venting while the two contradictory sides continue their battling. Beah accomplishes his goal of explaining to the reader his point of view through the use of rhetorical questions, scenic narration, and parallelism. Ishmael Beah’s apparent purpose is to share personal accounts of his life with his fellow country men, in

  • Analysis Of A Long Way Gone And A Long Way Gone

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    is horrific no matter where it takes place. Mothers, fathers, elders, and children are all affected by war. In fact, there are many memoirs depicting life in war torn countries. Two such memoirs are A Long Way Gone written by Ishmael Beah and The Bite of The Mango written by Mariatu Kamara. A Long Way Gone depicts Ishmael’s life running from the civil war in Sierra Leone and becoming a child soldier. The Bite of The Mango recounts Mariatu’s journey of losing her hands and escaping to different countries

  • Long Way Gone

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    pain in the hearts of the inhabitants. Whether it is the countries strong males being sent off into the battle zones, or the young children, war scars people. Soldiers are dehumanized, and lose all morals and sense of right and wrong. In the book Long Way Gone, Ishmael and his friends are dehumanized through the war because of the traumatic events they endure, and their time spent in solitude away from civilization; luckily, they were able to regain humanity through the love and hope provided from