Guantanamo Boy Themes & Motifs

Anna Perera
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Guantanamo Bay vs Holding Facilities

When Khalid arrives in Guantanamo Bay, the first thing he learns is that he is now the property of the United States Marine Corps. Soldiers walk the perimeter with dogs even though the bleached out area is encircled by high fences. The fences are in turn topped with six feet of razor wire and monitored by watchtowers at either end. More fencing can be seen in the distance and the ground is hot and baked. This is a facility that takes its job seriously and was built to house assassins, American enemies and threats to the security of the nation. Here, Khalid is nothing more than a terrorist whose intentions are to blow up American cities. Inside, a metal door has ‘beany holes’ he is instructed to stick his hands and feet into, and his shackles are removed. Provisions which include flip-flops...

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