describe the speaker`s experience of war .how did war change ishmael? did anything positive come from his experience? what message about the nature of war do you think the author want his audience to receive by the end of the book
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I don't see anyything positive in Ishmael's experience in the war. No child should have to go through what he did.Beah states plainly that his induction into the Sierra Leone military at the age of 13 was the end of his childhood. Although the violent pursuit of rebels across Sierra Leone traumatized Beah, it is not until he is turned into a killer that he believes himself to have lost his innocence. At this point, Beah stops utilizing flashbacks to his childhood, clearly delineating his old "good" life with his new "bad" life. Before this point, his memories were comforting to him during his wandering and, narratively, they served the function of reminding the reader that Beah is still a child caught in an impossible situation.