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Instruments of War:

Children in Warfare

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By:

Tima Al-Tayan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Professor Al-Sayyed

English 204

06 December 2017

 

 

Tima Al-Tayan

Professor
Al-Sayyed

English 204

06 December
2017

Instruments of War:

Children in Warfare

I.        
Introduction: In many motion films then and now, child
soldiers are portrayed in many contrasting ways that contradicts the other’s
representation, such as seeing them as mistreated instruments of war or in
other cases as monsters. And because the public relies greatly on media
representations to understand issues with which they are personally unfamiliar
with, like in this case what children in war go through, they take an opinion
based on the representation that is offered to them.

A.   Key Points:

1)    Main Point (1): Child soldiers physical and
mental health is in danger.

2)    Main Point (2): Child soldiers becoming
captives or getting killed.

3)    Main Point (3): Child Soldiers being infected
with a disease or undergoing malnutrition.

4)    Main Point (4): Child Soldiers going through
physical, sexual and mental abuse.

II.        
Body of Paper:

A.   The first problem is that they are forced to
partake in battles and fights that include the use of weapons, such as guns,
knives and swords, which places the children’s physical and mental health in
jeopardy.

1)    Research concept: Situations where child soldiers are forced
into where they know little to nothing about, or are misled in some way.

a.     Example: The movie “Beasts of No Nation”.

B.    On the other hand, the second problem that
they might face is the probability of them becoming captives or getting
slaughtered.

1)     Research concept: They were thrust into this
situation without their complete awareness and consent.

a.     Example: The movie “The Hunger Games”.

C.   The third problem is being infected with a
disease, addicted to a drug or undergoing malnutrition.

1)    Research concept:  The spectators get to see a worthy
illustration to why those child soldiers are sometimes blind and heartless
towards their own actions.

a.     Example: The movies “Johnny Mad Dog” and “Beasts of
No Nation”.

D.   The fourth and final problem is them going
through physical, sexual and mental abuse.

1)    Research concept: To be raped as an adult is
seen as the vilest act ever, so how about the rape of a forced child soldier?

a.     Example: The movie “Beasts of No Nation”.

III.        
Conclusion: We know how mass media impacts the public
opinion immensely, and that’s why we as humans have to know how to use those
tools to spread the truth about sensitive issues rather than just using them
for the sake of entertaining the audience.

IV.        
Reference Page (Works Cited).