My Childhood vs. Ishmael Beah's Childhood

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Nick Buttler 13 March 2008 EN 1123-19 Dr. Harris My Childhood vs. Ishmael Beah’s Childhood Ishmael Beah had a very troubling childhood. He had to fight in a war when he hardly knew what war was. It was very different than any ordinary child’s childhood. I can hardly relate to Beah’s experiences, but they are interesting. I had a pretty ordinary childhood. I was raised by a loving family, and I went to school for all 12 years. I was raised in the Church of Christ, and I was very sheltered and a bit cut off from normal society. I went to a fairly small church, a small private school, and a small everything. I was hardly ever exposed to any violence, or crime. I was also raised in the United States. Americans have to be 18 to join the military. I never thought about fighting in a war as a child. I am old enough to join the military now, but I still really have no desire to do so. I can hardly imagine being forced to join the military at the age of ten.
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