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The novel A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah is basically a discription of the civil war in Sierra Leone occuring in 1991 The twist is that the author Beah was 12 years old when he was officially touched by the war6 in 1993 being forced to give up his childhood in order to survive the war Until Beah gets into the army fighting against the Rebels his life seems only to get worse When Beah begins to be rehabilitated in chapter sixteen his life begins to change Chapter fifteen has the biggest impact on Beah and is the most important and informative chapter in the entire book During the book Beah showed me how gruesome and terrible the army and wars can actually be The reasoning for chapter fifteen having the biggest impact on Beah is what he can vividly remember from the war he joined in Beah explains hwo when he was a boy in school he was given a product called Nessie to help him remember lessons This product caused Beah to be able to remember everything until this day Causing Beah to be able to remember every detail of the war when he killed many of the rebels Since he can remember combat so well this means Beah has a higher risk of developing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder PTSD or major depression Beahs risk would be higher than the average 20 chance of forming PTSD or depression than the other soldiers or veterans because he was a childteenager when Beah was exposed to the war and participated in combat The second reason that chapter 15 impacts Ishmael Beah is because this chapter is when Beah begins to be rehabilitated Rehab impacted him thoroughly impacted Beah Mainly because rehab made him realise that there is more to the world than just suffering and anger Not only chapter fifteen is important when it comes to the rehabilitation of Beahs life Chapters fifteen sixteen
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