Free Essays on A Long Way Gone

  1. A Long Way Gone - 3

    A Long Way Gone Ishmael Beah had a really tough life throughout his childhood and teenage years. In his literary work, A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier, Ishmael Beah uses symbols to underscore his central theme of oppression and/or freedom. The three symbols he used to underscore...

  2. a long way gone

    A Long Way Gone “A Long Way Gone”, a memoir about a Sierra Leonean young boy who is a “child of war” has many themes in the novel but what is the most important? Relationship, I believe that this is the most important theme because without relationship, Ishmeal Beah, the author of “A long Way Gone” and...

  3. A Long Way Gone vs. Blood Diamond

    Contemporary World History 5 December 2007 A Long Way Gone vs. Blood Diamond A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier and the recent 2006 film Blood Diamond both depict how it was living in Sierra Leone, Africa during the Civil War in the ‘90’s. While A Long Way Gone focuses on child soldiers and what they...

  4. A Long Way Gone Summary

    A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah - MonkeyNotes by PinkMonkey.com For the complete study guide: http://monkeynote.stores.yahoo.net/ PinkMonkey Literature Notes on . . . http://monkeynote.stores.yahoo.net/ Sample MonkeyNotes Note: this sample contains only excerpts and does not represent the full...

  5. Genocide Paper: a Long Way Gone:

    Paper: A Long Way Gone Can something be considered genocide if there is no mass killing? In the autobiography “A long way Gone” by Ishmael Beah it did not meet all 8 characteristics of genocide. The characteristics...

  6. A Long Way Gone: a Young Boy and Six of His Friends

    A Long Way Gone Essay By Aaron Maddeaux Mrs. Baglole ENG 4C1 A long way gone is about a young boy and six of his friends. Ishmael who is the main character of this book lived in Serri Leona when we were first introduced to Ishmael in the beginning of the book. This book deals with a lot of violence...

  7. Long Ditance by Toni Morrson

    Long Distance Tony Harrison Tony Harrison in long distance writes about how loving his parents were and how his father still loved his deceased mother and did things he would have done if she were still alive. The poem consists of four stanzas, each of which describes fully and effectively the...

  8. A Long Way Gone Q

    . Explain how this last message reverberates throughout A Long Way Gone. The last message in A Long Way Gone was a story about a talking monkey. The monkey gives the boy solider a decision. The monkey says that if he shoots him his mother will die, but if he doesn't shoot his father will die. So this...

  9. On Our Way to the World Series

    Andy Holman 10/03/08 English Composition 1 Essay 2 On our way to the World Series As I drive slowly, heading west over the Walt Whitman bridge, I smell the stench of the what used to be an old brewery, but now I am not sure what factory is belching that awful smell that causes my throat to tighten...

  10. Battle of Long Tan

    Battle of Long Tan The battle of Long Tan was a true example of a time when Australians triumphed over adversity. Australians involved had to fight a much larger Viet Cong force and against all odds, win the battle. The Australians triumphed over adversity because as well as fighting against the VC...

  11. A long way gone Character essay

    ( Quote from A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah) He waited in Mattru Jong with his brother and friends, until the war reached him there as well. They fled the village, and in their fear, they continued from village to village, never stopping one place too long to avoid the war...

  12. A Long Way Gone - 1

    Imokhai Okolo Mrs. Beaven AP English 12 13 October 2012 A Memoir of a Boy Solider A Long Way gone is a great novel that tugs at the heartstrings. A long way gone is the story of a boy named Ishmael Beah who is a normal kid with a loving family growing up in Sierra Leone. However, one day while...

  13. Way of Stopping Poverty in Ireland

    A Modest Proposal “A Modest Proposal” is about a projector making a proposal to the Irish that he has a way stop the poverty of Ireland. The projector is proposing that they can get a one year old baby and cook them for a meal. It takes neither expenses nor funds to do it. Swifts says they won’t...

  14. A Long Way Gone Essay

    Abby Leavengood HWL P. 5 9-26-12 A Long Way Gone Essay In Ismael Beah’s A Long Way Gone, violence and child soldier’s struggles is a major and common point. These passages were heart wrenching and difficult to get through. Beah went through a lot of hard times but he survived and pulled through...

  15. A Long Way Gone Response Journal

      T.O.B The theme of A Long Way Gone is though the atrocities of war are tragic; never give up since there is always hope at the end of everything. Beah uses literary devices to further present the theme. The use symbolism, personification, and metaphors help exhibit the theme to the reader....

  16. A Long Way Gone Essay

    In the memoir A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah, this is not the case. In the beginning it starts off with Ishmael as an innocent child who loves rap music, but it all get destroyed in the blink of an eye. War and innocence are two things that should never mix, but in A Long Way Gone they mix beyond separation...

  17. Powerful Will Gone with the Wind

    Powerful Will In the novel Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell, Scarlett O'Hara was nurtured by her ardent Irish father and compassionate, sturdy, firm mother in the colossal plantation of Tara in Georgia. The lass grew from a spoiled adolescent, to a flourishing business woman...

  18. Trip Gone Wrong

    Enc 1101 09/20/2013 Narration Essay A Trip Gone Wrong It was a Saturday night. My boyfriend Juan and I went to a party being thrown by one of our close friends because he was home from college for the summer. He had a luxurious, yet very homey kind...

  19. Critical lens, Farenheit 451 and A Long way Gone

    be seen in Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury and A long Way Gone by Ishmael Baeh. In Fahrenheit 451, Montag who is the protagonist, has his sight darkened by society. Clarisse is the one responsible for showing Montag the light and leading him to a new way of thinking. Her free will mentality made Montag...

  20. Comment on the Way Shakespears Described the Characters in 3 Scences in Macbeth

    us the image of chaos and noise. The sentence “When the battle’s lost and won” makes me imagine a picture of bloodstained war. It seems like a very long period of time suffering from frightful battle. The phrase “lost and won” come to me as a circle of time which the battle starts and finishes. It causes...

  21. Long Term Affects of Divorce

    point of my life. This is a very lonely place to find myself. I cannot help but wonder if the path that I have traveled is one that was set in some way by my parents. Did there divorce set into action events that I could not control? Perhaps I am not the only on who has been on this path. I think...

  22. The Untrodden Ways

    She dwelt among the untrodden ways "She Dwelt among the Untrodden Ways" The "untrodden ways" in my opinion is a metaphor for being alone or in isolation from human society. It could also mean in light of the next stanza that she never had a lover. “She was maid with none to praise and very...

  23. long way gone essay

    to leave everything behind, and the acts of extreme violence they committed. When children escape the war it is very hard for them because the only way they know how to live is with extreme amounts or drugs, cocaine especially, and by killing people. Once the drugs are in their system it is really hard...

  24. a long way gone

    A Long Way Gone Violence has a major impact on teenagers and children in today’s society. In the novel A Long Way Gone; memoir by a boy soldier Ishmael Beah, displays how teenagers are exposed… Through the medias they are showed that the movie Rambo, which influences them to be violent and fight....

  25. Different Ways of Seeing

    chance at some long-term happiness. But it was not meant to be… Motherhood quickly took its toll on Lauren. I volunteered for the night feeds to allow her rest and took more time off work to take Marley to her Doctor’s appointments to allow Lauren to get settled into her year-long maternity leave...

  26. Long Way Gone

    The story told by Ishmael Beah in A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier is an amazing recollection of the effects that the extreme violence of war can have on a person, including physical, psychological, and social trauma, in which a boy tries to survive and escape his past as a child soldier. Civil...

  27. A Long Way Gone

    A Long Way Gone Ishmael Beah describes his life as a child soldier in the civil war of his home country in Sierra Leone during the 1990’s in his novel, A Long Way Gone. The beliefs of both John Locke and Thomas Hobbes are incorporated throughout the story. There are examples of how people can be naturally...

  28. A Long Way Gone

    A Long Way Gone Ishmael Beah was an innocent boy who enjoyed playing football, swimming in the streams, and even started a rap and dance group with his friends and older brother. The group discovered their love for rap music from old cassette tapes of O.P.P, Run D.M.C, and the Sugarhill Gang. Ishmael...

  29. A Long Way Gone

    individuals see accurate representations of the emotional brutality of war. However, Ismael Beah`s experiences, explained in chapters 1-7 of his book, “A Long Way Gone”, display the emotional hardships that caused Ishmael to grow up quickly. Due to the war, 12 year-old Ishmael is forced to grow up rapidly. Unaffected...

  30. Ishmael Beah a Long Way Gone

    Benin Home is no small point Beah makes. Listening to Run-D.M.C., one of the early pioneers of new school hip hop (It’s Like That, - {That’s Just the Way It Is} ) was a bridge to artists, beats and rhymes Beah’s childhood rap and dance group enjoyed and performed, such as Eric B and Rakim (I Know You Got...