A Long Way Gone

A Long Way Gone

What is another good theme statement and why?

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From the moment he fled the violence at Mattru Jong, the focus of Beah's life became surviving day to day. He learns quickly that in order to survive, he must suppress his true emotions. Ishmael learns how to survive in a world not meant for children. He does this by often shutting down the very traits that make him human.