“I am not a soldier anymore, I am a child. We are all brothers and sisters. What I have learned from my experiences is that revenge is not good. I joined the army to avenge the deaths of my family and to survive, but I’ve come to learn that if I am going to take revenge, in that process I will kill another person whose family will want revenge; then revenge and revenge and revenge will never come to an end…”
Write one paragraph explaining the significance of this quote to Ishmael (based on his life experiences), to others attending the U.N. conference, and to our society. Include specific examples from the text and from current events.