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    Ishmael Summary and Analysis Ishmael is a philosophical novel written by Daniel Quinn in order to address our environmental crisis. He tries to answer questions in environmental ethics by using biblical allusions, metaphors from Hinduism and other philosophical notions. In this essay I am going to summarize Ishmael and analyze important terms and concepts the author uses. In the first part I am going introduce to the main characters Ishmael and the narrator, in the second part I am going to discuss their dialogue and Ishmael’s teachings, and in the third part I am going to conclude what the narrator learned. In Classical Indian Philosophy a teacher teaches the highest truth to his student if the student is ready, which means the student…

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    Ishmael Prejudice Quotes

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    At first, Ishmael who is the main character, was a happy child living a normal life among his family in Sierra Leone. However, during the civil war with the Revolutionary United Front (RUF), his family got murdered, and he had no other choice than becoming a child soldier addicted to drugs and capable of terrible acts of violence. Throughout the book, the categorization process appears clearly and lead to different type of prejudice, stereotyping and discrimination. In fact, at the beginning of…

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    Ishmael Beah's Innocence

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    This was not true in the case of 12 year old Ishmael Beah who not only had to figure out who the enemy was, but also had to escape the trials of danger that came along with being at both ends of an AK-47. No child at that young age would deliberately put themselves in a situation where kill or be killed was their daily life motto. I think the child soldiers were highly unaware of having been brainwashed which in turn proves their innocence. The rehab center was foreign because they were not…

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    Ishmael Beah was a component of the child recruited soldier. He was born on Nov 23, 1980, in Sierra Leone. Ishmael and his brother fall in love with hip hop at such a young age. To them, Hip Hop is just a music and they enjoying it, not knowing that Hip Hop will later be a lifesaver. In 1991, The civil war in Sierra Leone started; Ishmael, an innocent young boy, on the other hand has no clue of what a war looks like. He would never think that this war, particularly will transmute his life…

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    In his memoirs Ishmael Beah recounts his experiences of fighting a war as a boy soldier. Ishmael and his friends went on the run after their village was attacked by rebels. Not long after they were on the run from town to town, and eventually being caught and recruited by the army. The army was against what the rebels were doing, and how they were attacking the different villages and burning them to the ground. During the war ,Ishmael during the war is selected along with a group of his friends…

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    Healing the Mind of a Child Soldier “I didn’t feel a thing for him, didn’t think much what I was doing…The prisoner was simply another rebel who was responsible for the death of my family, as I had come to truly believe” (Beah 124). In the Memoir “a long way gone” by Ishmael Beah, sees 12-year-old Ishmael trying to survive in the war stricken country of Sierra Leone. Ishmael is just an ordinary boy when the RUF (Revolutionary United Front) attacks his home of Mattru Jong, while he is away in a…

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    darkness that veils prosperity. It has always been associated with negativity and instability. Death and destruction follow every path and the minds of people are thrown into disorder. At times like these, many cannot see any array of hope. However, behind the darkness of the eclipse lies the light of the corona. The corona of positivity that stays strong within adversity and uncertainty. The population most affected by war are the soldiers and the victims. They live, die, and confront both the…

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    Genesis 16: 1-21 Analysis

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    After having run out of food and water, Hagar has no choice, but to set Ishmael down in the shade of bush and cry in grief and agony (Gen. 21:15-16). However, in this moment of vulnerability the Lord is still with Hagar and provides for her and Ishmael (Gen. 21:17-19). From the oppression of Hagar, the Lord turned her into the mother of a new group of people, who would play a role throughout the rest of Scripture. “What is the relationship of creation and communities of faith to God?” The…

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    Abraham Lincoln once said, “A house divided against itself cannot stand.” The religious figure Abraham is one of the most polarizing figures in the Abrahamic religions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. These religions are all founded with the belief that Abraham is their common ancestor. However, these religions have a rift in beliefs surrounding the decision of which son of Abraham, Ishmael or Isaac, is the legitimate heir to Abraham’s everlasting covenant with God. The painting of “Hagar’s…

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    of the ancient sagas that illustrate more specific examples of the evil inclinations that threaten God’s next covenantal plan? For the third study session, I would discuss God’s covenant with Abraham (15-16, 21:8-21) and the ancestral stories that revolve around it. I anticipate that most of the congregants are at least familiar with most of the characters such as Abraham, Sarah, Hagar, and Ishmael and their stories. However, I do not foresee many of them knowing the ancient context from which…

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