Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Blog Number 2

As i read the book "a long way gone" i begin to notice the hardships these kids had to face because of the war that war that was going on. The scenes that the anthor present in this book and what he witnesses are pretty traumatizing. For example in one scene the author says he sees "one man carried his dead son. he thought the boy was still alive. the father was covered by his son's blood". in this book a lot of characters believe in "false hope". questions i have for this book are:
  • how did you deal with all the killing of innocent people that were happening in front of your face?
  • why didn't you try to flee the country?
  • what was your first initial reaction when you killed somebody?


  1. Your post looks very nice and professional! For your second question on why they didn't flee the country. Its probably because they don't have the money or transportation to leave.

  2. It's sad to see that innocent civilians have to pay for government's actions. It truly shows that peace is much easier spoken than done.

  3. I think pointing out the idea of false hope was really good. I feel like it's hard for me to understand, because nothing this traumatic or dramatic has ever happened to me, but I feel like in this situation you would almost have to have false hope just to stay alive. I would want something to believe in, even if there wasn't really anything.