When Ishmael's village was destroyed by the rebels, he didn't have the power to do anything. So he left with some of his friend's. He wasn't able to even help the injured people!
Days later, Ishmael and his brother, along with their friend, got captured by the rebels and they forced them to join their army. Thankfully, a bomb interrupted and they all ran away and separated.
I took turns at the guarding posts around the village, smoking marijuana and sniffing brown brown, cocaine mixed with gun powder, which was always spread out on the table, and of course taking more of the white capsules, as I had become addicted to them
Weeks later, which seemed like years, Ishmael got captured by an army and asked him to join them to defeat the rebels. That was the day that ishmael has become active.
Day after day, Ishmael became used to the army more and more. He started being aggressive after his friends died within their first war. It was as depressing as the time his parents died.
I raised my gun and pulled the trigger, and I killed a man
But after 2 years of army work, he was taken away by civilians to another country. That process turned him to a monster because of the withdrawal of drugs and not holding a gun.
After calming down, he has became a better person throughout the book. To this day Ishmael lives in New York and is living a happy life as a author