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Hundreds of thousand of children have been forced to become child soldiers. A Long Way Gone and Lord of the Flies both share an essence of innocence that they are forced to let go of. A Long Way Gone portrait Ishmael Beah’s young life in Africa as a child soldier. Ishmael, while away from his village he learns it had been attacked by rebels and cannot return home. When the rebels arrive at the village Ismael has been staying in, he and manages to evade the rebels but must be nomadic. However, when he seems to find peace in a military occupied village, the rebels arrive and Ismael joins the fight to protect himself, becoming a child soldier. After a couple more battles UNICEF comes to take the boys to Freetown in order to be rehabilitated and educated. Esther serves as a role model for …show more content…
Just as Jack and Ralph crash on a barren island of dense jungle. Ismael has forced into the government forces and similar to Jack and Ralph he must be extreme in order to survive. The circumstances that the boys are boy in lead to them disregard their humanity and survive among themselves “The rebels noticed what had happened and fired after us. I ran so fast as I could deep into the bush and lay flat of the ground.”(Beah pg 35) Ishmael must choice to fight against the rebels just as Ralph and Jack pick methods of survival and must think for what is best for their survival each others group and practices. While in many instances the boys were forced to be violent, however very often they also needed to simply step up and be more mature, “Piggy paused, then went on. ‘We’ll live on our own, the four of us—’ ” “We’ll try. See? I lit it.”(Golding pg 158). Piggy needed to do what was right for the group even if it meant doing difficult and being confident whether any one followed him of left. However, sometimes the boys choose to do something that takes away from their

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