Ishmael Beah

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PARAGRAPH 1- A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah, was a memoir of his time in the war of the Sierra Leone. In the book you understand his experience of the loss of hope, angry, and death. The climax in the story was foreshadowed throughout the book. The climax is the high point in the story and foreshadow means hinting toward future events. The climax of A Long Way Gone is when Ishmael comes a soldier and becomes part of the war. Also Ishmael foreshadowed in A Long Way Gone that his life changes once becoming a child soldier. PARAGRAPH 2-The climax in A Long Way Gone, was when Ishmael became a child soldier and begun killing rebels out of angry and vengances. Ishmael foreshadowed this in the novel when he wrote “These days I live in three worlds: my dreams, and the experiences of my new life, which trigger memories from the past” (Beah 20). From the quote you could understand…show more content…
Ishmael was with friends when they afraid arrived at the village where Ishmael’s family was ad heared guns fired, and saw houses on fire. Previously on the way to the village on a friend named Gasemu had to take a break. Once Ishmael arrived at the village and saw watched it be destroyed, he became was devastated (miss spelled before). Ishmael knew in the back of his find mind that if Gasemu didn’t take a break he would be with his family, dead but together they would have saw each other one last time. Ishmael “got up, walked behind Gasemu, and locked his neck under my arms. I squeezed him as hard as I could… He pushed me off, and I fell next to a pestle. I picked it up and hit Gasemu with it” (Beah 96). With Ishmael action’s you could tell he was angry, but he had enough angry to kill another human being. This part of the book not only foreshadow the climax of Ishmael becoming a soldier and killing people, but that began his loss of innocence in a human

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