Lost Boy Lost Girl Analysis

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When hearing of war, people often think of a period of suffering and destruction followed by a finality of peace and or compromise. In the book Lost Boy, Lost Girl: Escaping Civil War In Sudan by John Bul Dau, Dau writes about the many refugee camps and towns that he had to travel through before he could reach safety. It was an ongoing fight between struggling for life and finding peace. Through his story, Dau acclaims many destinations that he finds hope and comfort in, but is eventually forced to leave. These destinations include Ethiopia, Pochala, and Kapoeta. The first destination that John learns of, after he is driven out of his home, is Ethiopia. When John reaches Ethiopia, he lives in a camp called Pinyudu. The camp was nothing but a stretch of land with no houses, or electricity, or running water. When the UN reached them, things got slightly better, and John had good experiences that he was not likely to forget. The boys that had survived the walk even acquired a nickname: The Lost Boys. But he learned that Ethiopia was in it’s own civil war, and the new government closed the camps. Just as John had began to like…show more content…
He and the other Lost Boys finally felt some hope, after all of the places that he had been to, this one seemed to promise something more. The Lost Boys were joyful at the march to Kapoeta, “We all felt proud because we were walking a route of our own choosing, and not at the point of any gun” (86). John and the other boys did have cruel and scary hardships on the way to Kapoeta, but they were somewhat happier than the other times that they had been on the run. The boys even sang and spoke proudly of their current survival. Kapoeta had to have been the biggest let down of all the places John had traveled through. After only three days it fell to the invading soldiers, and John had to

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