Sara M's Digital Journal


February 12, 2016

"If you are alive, there is hope for a better day and something good to happen."

This quote given to Ishmael by his dad, is really true. Just with the fact that we are alive at this very moment is a reason to be more than a happy. There is hope as long as we are breathing. There is always a chance for something good to happen each and every day if we make it happen with our hopes and dreams. Even if we have a bad day, another day is coming towards us in a couple of hours so there is no reason to take a bad hope and dreams to the next day that might be filled with good feelings and hopes.

Write about how Ishmael escaped death. February 15, 2016

Ishmael escaped death in many ways so far in the story. He was very fortunate to escape his situations. One of the ways he escaped was by running away as fast as he could when he was held captive and was about to be separated from his brother. He was also starving,not the starving that we know but legit starving almost to death. He didn't know how he would survive because he had to climb up a palm tree that was very high so he thought it wouldn't matter if he climbed it or not because he was sure he wasn't going to be able to do it. He did it, he was able to successfully climb the palm and saved his life with his own strength and work. He was also able to escape death by finding food on his own, with his own strength every time he stops to rest or sleep in an abandoned village.But in all honesty Ishmael has been able to escape all of the death threats humanity has sent him by being able to work hard and hoping that he will be able to see his family soon enough.