Ignorance Is Deadly In Steven Galloway's The Cellist Of Sarajevo

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Leonard Mejia Mejia 1 Ms. Marson ENG1D1 May 27 Ignorance is Deadly The main characters in The Cellist of Sarajevo are civilians surviving a war in their beloved city. They all witness the city they love and grew up in quickly get destroyed by the men on the hills. This causes some to change their identity, and even lose the person they use to be. In Steven Galloway's The Cellist of Sarajevo, ignorance is a dangerous cause of for physical, mental, and emotional suffering for the characters during the war. Arrow is a courages, powerful, and dangerous character but when she's ignorant she causes problems to herself, making her suffer. She got killed by the men she refused…show more content…
Dragan's been through physical pain by experiencing the destruction of everything around him. he had no idea this day would come and then everything just destroyed in an instant. Dragan thinks that, "If we stay they will shoot at us from the hills until we're all dead, and then they'll come down just the same.""The world will never allow that. They'll have to help us sooner or later." she says. He's not sure from her tone of voice if she believes what she says. He doesn't know how she could. They must both see the the same city disintegrating around them."No one is coming." His voice is harsher than he means it to be. "We're here on our own, and no one's come to help us. Don't you know that?" Emina looks down, and fastens the top two buttons on her coat. She puts her hands in her pockets. After a while she says, very quietly, "I know no one is coming. I just don't want to believe it." (Galloway p. 73) When Dragan's friend Emina got shot he showed mental suffering by experiencing his friend getting hurt. he didn't know what to do at the moment and didn't proceed to help her showing ignorance. When Dragan moved the dead man away from the camera he showed emotional suffering by not wanting the world to see the aftermath but instead the destruction in action. Dragan knew that,"At this moment fear doesn't exist. There is no such thing as bravery. There are no heroes, no villains, no cowards. There's what he can do, and what he can't. There's right and wrong and nothing else. The world is binary. Shading will come later." (Galloway p. 236) this shows ignorance because nobody knows that man with the hat. no one knows if he's a bad person or a good person. Dragan's lack of knowledge causes himself and others to

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