A Long Way Gone
Memoirs of a Boy Soldier
Historical Connection To The Past
2 Important Vocabulary Words
Cassava- The starchy tuberous root of a tropical tree that is used as food in many tropical countries which requires careful preparation to remove any traces of cyanide.
Conflicts: Self and Nature
Self: The first one is conflict with self. In the book Ishmael has a struggle with himself. He has to learn to survive by himself. He has to get food, water, and shelter by himself since he never gets to see his parents, his brother, and his friends again.
Nature: The next conflict is nature. Ishmael has to survive in the wilderness. The only way he can eat is by finding tropical fruit in the forest. He either has to take a chance and eat the food or find out if it's poisonous just by looking at it. He also has to survive the weather and dangerous animals. Ishmael must make his own shelter in the forest to survive.