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Unformatted text preview: Ishmael is terrified of both his nightmares and his memories and longs only for daylight so he can return to his new life. In this chapter, Ishmael reveals that violence is not only something that happened to him but also something that he took part in creating. In his opening nightmare, Ishmael is terrified by the death and horror surrounding him, but in the next paragraph, he fully implicates himself in the killing. He describes his actions with his fellow soldiers as callous and unfeeling. Ishmael's present life is haunted by his past behavior. The only solution is to live in the present and claim some of the joy from his childhood that somehow survived even his darkest days....
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This note was uploaded on 11/22/2011 for the course ENG 1310 taught by Professor Pilkington during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.
- Fall '08