In Linda Sue Park’s novel A Long Walk to Water, demonstrates one of many true stories of many a Lost Boy. Salva an eleven year old had to flee from his village all alone because his village was attacked due to the Second Sudanese War that began in 1983. When Salva was at school and his village was being attacked,he was told not to go home, but into the bush,that's where his whole journey began. Salva had to show confidence, determination,and perseverance in order to survive in a difficult environment.
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
Living in the middle of a warzone has become second nature for the refugees living in Southern Sudan. The novel, A Long Walk to Water, written by Linda Sue Park is based on the true story of Salva and his journey to refugee camps all over Africa over the last 30 years. Salva was one of the thousands of Lost Boys to make it out of Sudan and travel to America for safety. Through all of this Salva has proven he is a survivor by enduring hostile environments, being a leader for others, and pushing forward despite the loss of his friends and family.
In Sudan the water is the hardest thing to get, imagine you going to walk 5 miles to get a 45lb water jug then put on your head and walk another 5 mile all the way back home but the water in jug is full of insects and bacteria that can make you sick or even death after while the natural water will dry up so you and your family have to move with it and you walk again for miles they hope to find water and they won’t get killed by humans or animals. Salva is changing this cycle of moving with the water by raising money for them but he could not have done it if he was not a water follower himself and his story shows how he has become a leader.
Slava was forced to run at age 11 “Then he was running, too. Running as hard as he could, into the bush. Away from home.” The civil war in Southern Sudan started in 1985. The text follows a lost boy who was sucked into a perilous journey and facing situations where a split second could be the difference between life and death. This essay will be about how Salva, the main character in Linda Sue Park’s A Long Walk to Water is able to survive and overcome a variety of challenges through his hard work, relationships, and perseverance.
In the novel A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park, the main character Salva survives many challenges due to his relationships, perseverance, and luck. Salva is at school when the civil war between Sudan and Southern Sudan reaches his village, and Salva is forced to run away, and to become a refugee. He befriends other refugees along the way, and he survives, regardless of all the challenges he is faced with.
Imagine this. Kids having to run away from their families in order to survive. In the book called A Long Walk to Water it is about a boy in a true story and he has a book about his life by Linda Sue Park. A boy named Salva is determined, caring, and persistent.
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.
A very important theme in the book A Long Walk to Water is perseverance. The first example that perseverance is an important theme is how Nya walks back and forth to a faraway pond 2 times a day, every day, for seven months a year without stopping. Also, on the path, there are thorns everywhere that are painful to remove. Nya only gets a small bit of water and rest even though it is very hot and dry. Even the water that Nya gets with much pain and suffering is muddy and infected with Guinea Worms. Another reason perseverance is an important theme in A Long Walk to Water is because Salva had to cross the Aboko desert for 3 days. Also, “Salva’s shoes stood no chance against the hot stony desert ground. page 52 ,” which means that Salva's shoes were reduced to shreds and he had to walk on the hot ground for 3 days. Also, because Salva’s shoes broke, he lost a toenail by hitting it on a rock and still had to keep walking. In addition to that pain, Salva had little water and food to keep him going. In fact, the only way he did was his uncle’s advice to take little steps at a time and Salva picturing himself with his family, who he doesn’t know where they are. As if that wasn’t
In the book, Long Walk to Water, there are many thematic elements. Although there are many themes in Long Walk to Water, Linda Sue Park definitely made leadership an important one. The way Park expresses leadership through Salva and Uncle Jewiir is quite astonishing. Uncle Jewiir and Salva showed leadership in a multitude of ways throughout the story. For example, Salva lead over 1,000 refugee boys to Kenya and Uncle Jewiir lead an entire group of 100 men and women across the Akobo Desert. Most notably, Salva also encouraged an entire work crew to carry on with their job, completing the construction of the important well Nya’s village needed. This just shows Park’s ability to embody the theme of leadership within her novel.
Have you ever thought what it felt to be a young 11 year old in a war in Africa all alone without his family? Salva is an eleven year old boy from the Dinka tribe in South Sudan. Salva experienced one of the worst things that could happen to a kid, his family being torn apart by war. The war took place between June 5, 1983 and January 9, 2005. It took mostly in South Sudan because the muslim government wanted the tribes to practice the muslim religion. But the tribes refused and fought with the government, which was what caused Salva to flee and lose his family. During Salva’s journey to surviving, many survival factors helped him. The three biggest survival factors that stood out the most were family, persistence and teamwork. Family because
In the historical fiction novel A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park, a boy named Salva escaped from his village after the rebels attacked. Before the rebels took over Salva’s village he went to school everyday. Each day after school his mother would always be waiting for him at home with a bowl of warm milk. In the historical fiction novel The Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis, a girl named Parvana lived in Kabul, Afghanistan, during the Taliban rule. Before the Taliban took over Parvana’s town, it was a very beautiful city with restaurants, movie theaters, and shops. Parvana and her sister Nooria went to school, and both of her parents worked. Parvana’s family was very rich and lived in a mansion with servants. Parvana’s father was healthy,
Linda Sue Park’s book entitled A Long Walk To Water is about two people on different paths that eventually meet. One character named Nya is a girl who walks 12 hours a day to get water for her family. While the other character Salva is a boy who is left in a country surrounded by war. In Salva’s story, his survival became possible through three main factors:his uncle, food and water; the memory of his family.
Have you ever gone through the desert with only a small gourd of water? Well, the Lost boys of Sudan went through South Sudan to get away from the war, and some other challenges. In the book a Walk to Water Salva and Nya have problems of getting water, but Salva is based on a real person who went through the challenges of losing his family and the brutal Sudanese war. These are some of the challenges he faced and how he solved them with what he had throughout his life.