the small village of Loun-Ariik in Southern Sudan. Salva and his family are part of the Dinka tribe. Salva is a smart, happy boy who has just started to attend school. One day as he is daydreaming in class gunshots erupt outside the schoolhouse and Salva runs into the bush to escape the fighting between the government forces and the rebels. Salva walks with a group of other people who are fleeing the fighting, moving further and further away from his home and his family. Eventually the group is joined by his Uncle Jewiir, who becomes the group's leader. At one point while walking through the Akobo Desert Salva begins to lose hope, and Uncle Jewiir teaches him a lesson about setting and accomplishing small, manageable goals and never giving
To Begin, an important survival factor that Salva had to do to survive was determination. Salva had to use determination to not only survive the longest day in the Akobo desert but also had to conquer his discouragement from the pain he had from stubbing his toe which made his toenail fall off. “The worst moment of the day happened near the end. Salva stubbed his bare toe on a rock, and his whole toenail came off. The pain was terrible. Salva tried to bite his lip, but the awfulness of that never-ending day was too much for him. He lowered his
Perseverance is an important theme in A Long Walk To Water. The first example of Perseverance is when Salva listens to what his uncle says. His uncle uses his full name, and Salva thinks of his family. Uncle tells him to only walk as far as that bush, or clump of rocks. Salva perseveres by thinking of his family. By thinking of his family, Salva is able to keep walking even though he’s tired, thirsty, hungry, and his feet hurt. The second example of Perseverance is when Salva is in the refugee camp. He hates the refugee camp and wants to get out of there. “I only need to get through the rest of this day, he told himself. This day and no other.” (pg 73) This shows that Salva is persevering because even though he hates the refugee camp, he
In conclusion, Salva’s hope and persistence, along with Uncle’s help is what makes survival possible for Salva. Living during The Sudanese Civil War was difficult for Salva. Without these three factors, Salva probably wouldn’t have survived. Thus, in the end these three things made survival possible for
There are many ways Salva has shown he is a survivor, but the biggest example was him undergoing the harsh environments of Southern Sudan. The first group he was in, on his way to Ethiopia they were
Culture, time, and place are all important in the development of Salva’s identity. Salva is one of the lost boys who wandered aimlessly in Africa, fleeing from the violence and bloodshed. Without any of these three factors, Salva would be missing a large portion of his personality.
While his uncle was alive, he helped Salva do everything throughout the journey. Even when he died nobody forgot him and Salva’s memory of his loving uncle gave him the strength to finish the journey. Food and water was the most important factor that led to his survival. He knew that there was barely any water in the desert and that it was hard to find food which taught him to treasure everything he was given. Throughout the book we are led to believe that Salva’s parents and siblings had passed away but he never lost hope that they were still alive. In the end, his suffering paid off as his hope and dream of finding his family alive finally came true. Through the story of a young boy who treasured all his blessings in a harsh environment, I learned to value the things I have and to not waste these special
Throughout the novel Salva demonstrates determination by pushing himself to do his best and not give up on anything no mater what is going on. One instance where Salva showed determination is on page 65, paragraph 4. “Marial was gone. Uncle was gone, too, murdered by those Nuer men right before salva’s eyes. Marial and uncle were no longer by his side,and they never would be again,but salva knew that both of them would have wanted him to survive,to finish the trip and reach the itang refugee camp safely. It was almost as if they had left their strength with him, to help him on his journey.” Another example is “ So he had to shake the fear of to continue the journey” These examples prove that Salva was determined because he knew that his family would want him to make the trip.
In the book A Long Walk to Water, the main character Salva must overcome a lot of challenges in order for his survival. He is persistent, a hard worker, and just overall a very lucky young boy. These factors are very big reasons for his survival.
Robin Sharma once said, “Change is hard at first, messy in the middle and gorgeous at the end.” This quote really relates to Sal because when her mother left she was a mess and it was hard for her. Later, she moved and more things changed and things happened that she didn 't expect to happen. Although, in the end she was happy in Bybanks and happy with her family and friends. In the book Walk Two Moons, by Sharon Creech, Sal changes significantly from a lot of external forces in her life.
If you don’t have hope you will not even come close succeeding but if just try you will know if you did fail you failed trying to survive. If you have hope if you have hope you have strength to try again if you try enough times you might achieve it giving you more hope this was the cycle if Salva’s feelings in this book ups and downs. If you and everybody else in the world had as much as an ounce of his hope and strength the world be a better place. So be like Salva and make the world a better place. You can be hero like Salva if you donate to his organization that makes wells for the tribes in
In Salva’s part of the story, he is facing a difficult journey to walk away from the war. Salva was at school when they heard gunshots, and Salva was sent into the bush not knowing where his family was. Once he was in the bush, he started walking with a group of people from his tribe. However, when he woke up the next day, they were gone. Salva fortunately found a lady that was a Dinka, and she helped and fed him for a couple of days and then sent him off with another group, which was walking towards Ethiopia. This is an obstacle because Salva gets really tired from walking, and he is limited on food and water. A conflict Salva had encountered was being attacked by mosquitos, so he could barely walk. Therefore, his uncle’s actions were to motivate Salva by saying his full name, so it would remind him of who he was, and about his family. This helped Salva keep walking and not lag behind. Salva’s objective is to find his family because he
After he had seen his sick father, he decided to drill wells for water in Southern Sudan. Salva has helped people to survive because of his idea of building the wells. His story is very educational because of what he did to survive. He has inspired a lot of people to overcome things and to be mindful of other people. If he had not had help from people around him like his uncle, teacher and his so called auntie, he would have died. Also, if he had not been a patient and persistent little boy, he might not have made it. The lesson that Salve gained from his experience was not to be selfish. I learned to not be selfish because Salva had taught us not to be it and to help others. I was shocked that a kid my age had to go through these experiences. I have little to no experience of what he had to do to survive
This is the story of A Long Walk To Water by Linda Sue Park. This is a good story about a boy named Salva and a girl named Nya. They live in different times. Salva and Nya need water and food. Salva has to walk a long way to get away from a war. Nya has to walk a long way to get water. Some of the factors for Salva and Nya that make survival possible in A Long Walk To Water are water, family, and hope.
Many times has Savlas uncles words helped him through hopeless times. Salvas uncles words had encouraged Salva to go “ bit by bit, one step at a time”, so Salva thought, “ Perhaps…perhaps Salva could get through life at the camp in the way.” (72) As a result that Salva feels this way he is being encouraged by his uncles’ words, so that makes Salva feel stronger in a way. His uncle’s words help Salva, and encourage him through many of his challenges. Also in the book Salva remembers, “Most of all, he remembered how Uncle had encouraged him in the desert,”when all seemed lost. (81) Again we are reminded how Salva’s Uncles words have encouraged him, through the many harsh challenges Salva has went through. These words that Salvas uncle said is used for Salva when he is feeling down or discouraged. When Salva felt hopeless he would “ take a deep breath and think of his uncle’s words,” and this would help Salva regain focus and hope. (110) This text evidence shows when Salva would lose hope or was stressed he would deal with it by using his uncles words. Through all of these challenges Salva used his uncles words to encourage him again and again, when Salva was losing