Thursday, November 3, 2011
I think that the end of the story leaves us with a overall good feeling. It is good to see Ishmael coming out of the horror that he had to face. I think it really pulled me in when more violence erupted, because it seemed he would never escape these terrible things. The end brought up a lot of important questions about life. At one point Ishmael runs into a soldier and describes him as having a look that said "I will kill you if I want to and nothing will come of it." He goes on to say that the look was familiar to him and this is because he knows what it is like to be the one feeling like a soulless killing machine. This part in the book really makes you think about how close we all are to becoming like animals.