Ishmael Beah's Innocence

415 Words2 Pages
The atrocities of war can be scarring on a person, especially a child. This key point is well-illustrated by Ishmael Beah’s memoir A Long Way Gone. In his novel, Beah tells his autobiographical account of his time as a child soldier in Sierra Leone. He recounts the suffering and terror brought by the country’s civil war, as well as what it was like to cause that cruelty himself. After years of murder and terrorism, Beah was eventually able to leave the war behind him and come back to society. However, after seeing the grisly horror of his family and friends being murdered in front of him, he was emotionally thrust into the world of an adult, and his life was forever altered. Ishmael Beah was forced to lose his innocence and experience savagery

More about Ishmael Beah's Innocence

Open Document