Year 11 Essay, Kite Runner and Omagh

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In times of conflict ordinary people can act in extraordinary ways

I am here today to tell you why you should let my client participate in this war. I know you may think that my client is just another ordinary person. I know he is at the moment, but I know he has the potential to do something special. He just needs a chance. I am here today to tell you why you should let my client participate in this war. This is because I am going to tell you what conflict does to people, and in times of conflict, ordinary people can act in extraordinary ways. There are many different types of conflict, and with different types of conflict it causes ordinary people to act in many different ways. These can be extraordinary or they can cause people to act in a very bad manner. Conflict is a serious disagreement or argument. The nature of conflict is inevitable and progress is impossible without conflict and conflict also requires sacrifices. Conflict can be created by a misunderstanding, fear, ignorance or a desire for something. Conflict can arise between two ordinary people or it can arise between two countries. The difference between how big the conflict turns out to be. This is because no two people’s reactions are the same and people can respond positively to conflict. The size of the conflict is caused by the reaction of conflict. An example of conflict is the Civil War between two countries and two parts of a country, England and Ireland and Northern Ireland and The Republic of Ireland. In this conflict one man an ordinary person (Michael Gallagher) acted in an extraordinary way.

Omagh is a county town of County Tyrone in Northern Island. Omagh was bombed on the 15th of August 1998 when the Real Irish Republican Army exploded a car bomb in the town centre. This was conflict between the United Kingdom/Northern Ireland and The Republic of Ireland. 29 people were killed. 14 women, 6 men and 9 children died. This was the single greatest atrocity of ‘The Troubles’....
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