A Long Way Gone
An Infographic by Bailey Aldredge
Ishmael is alone, in a forest, running for his life. Because he is constantly alone he has no one to talk to distract him from his thoughts about the horrific events he'd experienced, from close friends being killed, to seeing entire cities destroyed. Ismael must constantly try his best to focus on surviving, despite having a heavy head and heart.
Ismael experiences many conflicts throughout the book, one being Man+Self. When he and his friends were walking in a forest, they were all starving, and were forced to steal from others, they had to decide for themselves whether others comfort was more important than their own.
Another conflict was Man+Society. Ishmael and his friends were viewed as being threats to those in the villages they crossed, despite being innocent, because they were thought to be rebels disguised as teenagers.