Is the army cosidered a family to Ishmael? If so why is it?i have an essay on fmaily relations and i am getting very lost on trying to show the good of the army and how it is another family for...

Is the army cosidered a family to Ishmael? If so why is it?

i have an essay on fmaily relations and i am getting very lost on trying to show the good of the army and how it is another family for Ishmael.

br1tta | Student

The squad family is a new family for Ishmael, Lieutenant Jabati is a father figure and the soldiers are his brothers. They are who he lives with and emotionally, he needs a family (remember that he hates being on his own). He listens and follows everything the lieutenant says and seems to want to impress him, two of his memories of Ishmaels real Dad are when his Dad was proud of him (soccer match and Shakespeare recitals), this is important to him.

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