A Long Way Gone

Long Way Gone

long way gone chapter 15 on page 128, the soldiers start singing the Sierra Leone national anthem. The words Beah reprints are "High we exalt thee, relam of the free, great is the love we have for thee" Why does he include that line in his story? If most countries, despite evidence to the contrary, consider themselves free, what exactly does it mean to live as a free person in a free country? Does the U.S meet that standard?

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This is more of an essay question than a short answer. You must first consider what you feel a "free country" is. Is it a democracy? Is it capitalist, socialist, or somewhere in the middle? Are people in America really free to express their opinions without consequences? At what point does freedom of expression have its limits?