The young boys have to fear not only for their lives, but also being forced to fight for either side of the combatants in this Second SuA Long Walk to Water is a creative non-fiction story about the life of one of the Lost Boys from South Sudan during the Second Sudanese Civil War. The primary character, Salva Dut, relates his life from a pre-teenager wandering with groups of other war victims from refugee camp to refugee camp, and then to his new home with his new family in Rochester, New York as a young adult, and finally back to his family of origin in Sudan. Ultimately, Salva creates an organization that digs wells, the ultimate gift of life, for small Sudanese villages. The book opens with Salva daydreaming during Arabic class. Jolted back to reality by gunfire, Salva obeys his teachers who say not to run back home to their villages but to run for the bush
“Each time, Salva would think of his family and his village, and he was somehow able to keep his wounded feet moving forward, one painful step at a time” (Linda Sue Park p.41) A personal journey is what a character goes through to change or improve themselves. The character Salva from A Long Walk to Water was a young boy that lived in the dinka tribe in Sudan. When he was at school he had heard gunshots and had to leave the country without any knowledge of where his family is. A personal journey is an adventure that teaches a character valuable lesson. In the book A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park we follow Salva’s journey after he has to flee the country after war breaks out.
A Long Walk To Water 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. His uncle was one of the most influential and supportive people in his life and he helped Salva throughout his journey.
A Long Walk to Water is a heart wrenching novel by Linda Sue Park written about a well off Dinka eleven-year-old boy named Salva Dut. The novel shares Salva’s traumatic life experiences through the lenses of time (1974-2014) and culture. Salva was brought up into an emerging civil war between the north and south of Sudan, Africa, a desolated place in which water is valued like gold. Throughout the novel, Salva encounters an abundance of character changing challenges and obstacles. The narrator states, “…Salva was slowly weakening…step by step.” This quote symbolizes Salvas build up to a man, “What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Stronger.” Said the German philosopher, Friedrich Nietzsche.
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. To begin with, Salva was determined to make it out alive while walking through the Akobo Desert.
In an age of racial strife and confusion, it is pivotal to have a clear understanding of race and how it relates to Christians. And no one does this better than John Piper’s book, Bloodlines: Race, Cross, and the Christian. Piper grew up in Greenville, South Carolina where the issues of race have deeply affected him to this day. He grew up a racist, the people around him were racist, for the most part, but his mother was the sole reason that he decided to change his attitude towards racism. Also, Piper lived in Germany for three years where he saw the lasting impact the Nazis had and how they wanted to build the “master race.” He taught at Bethel College but took a pastoral job at Bethlehem Baptist Church.
When the smaller boys grew too tired to walk, the older boys took turns carrying them on their backs.” Salva led himself and the boys out of the war-strewn Sudan and brought them all to safety. He directed them all in order for them to survive. When he had moved to
A Long Way Gone was created with the memories and stories he carried from the unreasonable blood shed, hunger, and tragedies. His stories take the reader's’ minds from the dry, deserted villages to the harsh waves of the Atlantic Ocean. This book will give readers unexpected knowledge and be an unforgettable reading experience. In 1993, Sierra Leone had a civil war between the government and a group of rebels. The rebels called themselves the RUF, Revolutionary United Force.
He also helped with Salva’s emotional breakdowns. His uncle says, “So I am going to shoot a fine meal as soon as we come across anything worth to eat.”(35) He will survive with Salva and not let him starve or die. He would die because without his uncle’s support Salva would be dead. Salva’s uncle has a gun to protect Salva. He said, “Salva I have a
I could have screamed in anger. To have lived and endured so much; was I going to let my father die now?” (104-105). Elie was scared to be alone when he believed his father was dead, and he states that he no longer had a reason to live. In other cases Because Elie believes his father is dead, he is relieved that he no longer has to worry about his father. He is then followed by regret.