To emphasize this change narratively, Beah stops utilizing flashbacks to his childhood in the memoir after he is indoctrinated into the army, citing his inability to remember anything good.
Ishmael Beah understood what it was like to have hope in terrible situations. But Ishmael doesn't let his grief and anger overtake him.
Here's what it means: Today, tens of thousands of children, some as young as 7 years oldare actively serving in armed conflicts throughout the world. The next day, Saidu falls ill and dies shortly thereafter.
When Beah becomes a soldier, he is trained to tap into his rage in order to kill rebels. We'll let you be the judge of that one. He holds onto childhood memories and is able to fleetingly rekindle his sense of wonder; for example, he and his companions rejoice when they first see the ocean.
There are also a few themes I found present while reading the first half of this book such as: Survival, this theme is almost constantly present after the rebels start attacking nearby villages.
Ishmael Beah, always remembers what his dad said to motivate him to try and keep surviving the war.
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