Chapter 7 starts off shortly after a rebel attack leaving him in a state of constant fear until after Ishmeal saw the remains of a village which includes the imagery of animals feasting on human remains as vultures circled. in a desperate attempt he trys to seek out a peaceful place in a war torn land leading to him experiencing new challenges. Ending with the reminder that no one trusts anybody when a few kids in a body of water tell him to leave (not directly) through distrusting glares and the kids tone of voice.
Challenge wise the biggest challenge is survival. Reason being that through out most the chapter is him breaking away from his original group and heading out with very little in search for a peaceful place to live. Ishmael encounters the effects and desperation of hunger and it's ability to allow the body to do impressive deeds with no negitive repercusions in order to survive such as when he climbed the coconut tree to retrieve food.
Fate: the supposed force, principle, or power that predetermines events. the reason i find this word to stick out in my mind is that from here on he has taken fate into his own hands for better or worse, good or badand he can no longer escape it.