A Long Way Gone


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  • Exposition
  • Rising Action
  • Conflict
  • Ishmael was a happy thirteen year old boy who lived in Sierra Leone.  One day he left to go to a talent show and he never saw his family again. A war has started because of a corrupt government. There were two sides, the Rebels who were against the country and the army who were trying to save the country.
  • Climax
  • Ishmael got stuck in the middle of a forest for about a month. He survived by eating mango looking fruits that hung on the trees around him. He also to daily baths in a stream nearby. About a month later Ishmael finally ran into some boys that he kind of knew.
  • Falling Action
  • After Ishmael found the boys, they kept trying to avoid towns to stay saver.  A rumor spread around saying that there was a group of boys who were part of the Rebel army. After that rumor, people started to attack Ishmael and the group he was in. But, every time they were attacked they would survive.
  • Resolution
  • Ishmael and some other young boys were asked to be part of the army or leave the safe city. So, Ishmael and his friends joined the army. Before going out to the war, the soldiers would smoke marijuana and sniff brown brown. Ishmael stayed in the war for about two years.
  • After about two years in war, Ishmael finally got saved by a group of people who started a rehabilitation center for child soldiers.  Ishmael stayed there for about seven to eight months. He learned new things, made new friends and met his uncle. After a while, Ishmael started school again.
  • After seven to eight months of living in the rehabilitation center, Ishmael was adopted by a public speaker. Her name is Laura Simms.  Laura and Ishmael now live in New York City. Ishmael Beah is still alive and he is currently 36 years old.
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