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... movies and how impressed we were with the way either lieutenant, the corporal, or one of us had killed someone” (122). The military is brainwashing them with different types of techniques. It seems like the child soldiers are enjoying the movies, but they are brainwashing unconsciously and are influencing to fight like the people they want to be in the movies.
Whether the terrifying speech about the child soldier 's dead friends and families, the use of drugs to keep them out of fears during the killing , which numb the child soldier 's soul of humanity, or the violent movies, all these are attempts to influence them to kill like the movie characters. These were all different types of brainwashing techniques used by the military. Many kids have to go through fear and violence. When children cannot escape from their fear, they can easily brainwashed by other people.
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