Sunday, October 11, 2015

journal 7 mohammed

In my opinion uncle Tommy, Ishmael's uncle meant the most to me. he showed real emotion toward Ishmael the first second he saw him which mean that he truly wants to be a part of his life and help him rehabilitate. he shows this when he calls him his son and when he doesn't tell his kids about Ishmael's past.

I believe Ishmael's rehabilitation is going well. he shows it when he starts to open up to Ester and his uncle. it is definitely possible for him to do it because he is still a kid and was brainwashed once and still can be unbrainwashed but it takes time. if i knew someone like Ishmael was moving into my neighborhood i would be cautious but i wouldn't go out of my way to shun him or try to get him kicked out.

Through out the whole book Beah uses scene really well and effectively. he does it so well that you actually picture and and can see whats going on. he uses so much detail to put the images in your mind. When he talks about all the war and killing and death he tells it just how it is all the terrible things that happened it gives you chills reading something like that.

"Some people were injured, but not so severely as to keep them from fighting; others, like my self, had received many bullet wounds that they ignored" (Beah 156). this really stuck me. he is just a kid getting shot at and actually being hit with bullets and he just ignores it and brushes it off. it just shows how brainwashed and broken these children are.

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  1. I also agree that Uncle Tommy wanted to help Ishmael

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