The character that has meant the most to me so far is uncle Tommy. From the moment that Ishmael met Tommy with the smile I knew that he would help him even more so. "his crying was genuine and men in my culture rarely cried" and when he did so I don't believe it was tears of happiness to see him but tears of sorrow for him, like if they would've met before could have done something to help him. Tommy also represents Ishmaels last step to coming back to life. He is his only family that he has left and they have never met before and he is embracing Ishmael with open arms. He said I will give you food, a place to sleep and my love and that is a start to liking each other. That is why Tommy, in my opinion has meant the most to me.
Ishmael's rehabilitation has been a long road of hoe. He has fought drug addiction and adjustment from being a ruthless blood thirsty killer to a regular person. But I do believe that it is possible. The help that he received from the UNICEF, Ester and other people gave him a foothold back to normal. Ishmael will still have to battle with the PTSD and the thoughts of what he has done for the rest of his life but I believe in second chances and that people can change for the better,so yes, I would would want him to move into my neighborhood.
When Ishmael and Tommy go on there walk Ishmael and tommy have an awkward silence Ishmael uses the sense of sound to recall his experience. " I listened to the sound of our footsteps on the dusty road, I could hear the rattling of lizards crossing the road to climb the nearby mango tree(Beah 175)
After Ishmael meets his Uncle and he is a bit overwhelmed, Mohammad and Ester take him back to the hospital and the play "Three Little Birds" by Bob Marley, "Don't worry about a thing ,cause every little thing is gonna be alright".(Beah 173) This part impacted me because its almost like a foreshadow to what lays ahead and that he is going to now be back to a state of normality.