Human cannot live without hope. In Beah’s memoir, the first time he separated with his family, he was frustrated but didn’t give up his hope because he believed he would see his family again. At that time, Family was a hope for Beah. Therefore, every time he wanted to give up his journey, he would remember his father used to say, “ if you are alive, there is hope for a better day and something good to happen. If there is nothing good left in the destiny of a person, he or she will...
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... individual’s power may be very unnoticeable, but it makes effect on others’ heart. A small thing tends to get a big result.
A Long Way Gong is an inspiring book. Although it explores many cruelties of the war, it helps readers to prevent the similar incidences happened again. It inspires readers’ desire for helping people and gives hope for people who need helps. Human cannot always live in a fairy tale world, which means only receiving positive information is not enough to grow up. They need to see the world differently. Seeing the negative side of the human nature will help them quickly realize the reality and get early preparation for those difficulties. Beah uses his childhood memories to teach people that keep hope in mind once you know how bad results of a hopeless situation can become, and help others no matter how small of the contributions you can give.
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