“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 twelve year old boy a world away from his parents once wrote in a letter to his parents: “And I have nothing to comfort me, nor is there nothing to be gotten here but sickness and death.” This child was Richard Frethorne, and in “Letter to Father and Mother,” he communicates his desperation caused by the new world’s merciless environment to his parents to persuade them to send food and pay off his accumulated debts from the journey. He accomplishes this with deliberate word choice and allusions to the bible to appeal to ethos, pathos, and logos. Frethorne uses diction, imagery, and facts to create a letter to his parents which aims to garner sympathy for his state of life and to persuade them to send food and pay off his debts. Frethorne begins his letter by demonstrating how he has matured through experiencing the hardships of life in the new world. Because of the context of the letter, Frethorne is also attempting to ingratiate his parents to aid him in his plight.
The boys had been walking for a year and a half, in the dark of the night through fighting and bombing. Once they got to the refugee camp, it wasn’t the nicest place, but more than 1,200 boys arrived safely. Salva helped them do this by being the unspoken leader. He coaxed them to help do work, and sometimes had to yell. But overall, those boys who had been through terrible times just like him, arrived to a new place in a new, safer country.
Woods runner by Gary Paulsen Book report By Simon Zschiegner This book report is about the Woods Runner by Gary Paulsen comparing the lifestyles of the way of life during the American Revolution with the way modern day children live today. The Woods Runner is about a 13-year-old boy, Samuel, whose parents were kidnapped by the British. He lived all his life in the woods. Now he needs to find his parents. In the middle of the war he experiences many dangerous adventures, he rescues a small girl called Annie Clark and meets a Scottish spy named Abner.
&&“Love and Hate in Jamestown” is a book that tells the story of the U.S.’s first colony in the eyes of the American legend John Smith and through the accounts of the other settlers. The book starts with a small history lesson and eventually ties it in with John Smith, a soldier who eventually becomes a leader among the men in Jamestown. As we read, there is more detail to whom Smith is; where he came from, a small farm in London; what he went through, he became a soldier fighting in foreign lands with the Turks and getting caught; his family, the battles with his father that kept Smith home as an archer. Moreover, Smiths’ story rolls over to how he was able to go to Virginia; the colony in Virginia started out as a business investment until it was royal property in the 1620’s. Now, while going to
How Democratic Was Andrew Jackson? He went from being captured and brutally wounded by a British officer when he enlisted in the revolutionary war at 13 to becoming a president of the United States in 1839 (to 1837) with two terms. Can you guess who that is? If you thought Andrew Jackson, you are correct! Andrew 's father died a few days after Andrew 's birth and his mother died shortly after he returned from the revolutionary war, left to confront the world on his own.
Surviving Alone The ‘Rite of Passage’ by Richard Wright has a preeminent place in the literary world because this book teaches a lesson of survival, white power, and influence. Wright is an American author who wrote novels, poems, and short stories. He is best known for his book ‘Black Boy’ and ‘Native Son’. The book ‘Rite of Passage’ written by Richard Wright is about a 15 year old boy who has straight A’s in school and the people he has lived with all his life is not really his family, which leads to his debacle journey. As Johnny goes through this difficult stage in life he decides to run away not thinking about where he’s going to stay or how he’s going to get food.
Innocent Voices The film is regarding an 11-year-old boy Chava, during a time when there was a civil war ging on between El salvador’s guerrillas and the army. There was a system as per which when a child becomes 12 years old, the army of El Salvador will take to fight the war against the guerrillas. The USA provided arms to Salvador army, which adds to a long list of cases in which thex exploited countries to meet their needs. In one of the scenes in the film there was an example of passive resistance in which Chava started to play a particular song on the radio (gifted to him by his uncle), which was not allowed by the military and the priest of the local church also plays speaker same to save the child. The Silenced is a South Korean film
Soldier Boys, by Dean Hughes, recounts the experiences of two young soldiers, one American and one German, fighting in World War 2. In the book, Hughes brings up issues like the persecution of Jews, the social conditioning of young children, the use of adolescent soldiers during World War 2, and the question we all have asked ourselves at one point or another: why do we have to have wars? The first main character is Spencer Morgan, a 17-year-old boy who drops out of highschool to join the army and fight against the Nazis, even though his family urges him to stay out of the war. Spencer becomes a soldier because he wants to prove something to his friends, family, and the young woman he once was infatuated with as a boy: LuAnne Crowther. Eventually
The war based movies usually grab the attention of viewers. The amazing tale Beasts of No Nation is novel which is written by the Nigerian-American in 2005, who Harvard-educated student and author Uzodinma Iweala, The Nove lwas adapted as a film in 2015. The novel which is adapted as a film in 2015 is about the young poor boy, Agu, Who is forced to join a group of soldiers in some unnamed West African country. While Agu fears his commander and many of the men around him, his fledgling childhood has been brutally shattered by the war raging through his country, and he is at first conflicted by simultaneous revulsion by and fascination with the mechanics of war. Iweala does not shy away from explicit, visceral detail and paints a complex, difficult
A historical figure that has had an influence on me is Ishmael Beah. His story of a child at war is truly inspiring. He ran to save his life at such a young age and he was captured and “brain-washed” into the war in Sierra Leone during the nineties. From his memoir, A Long Way Gone he enlightened me that there is no right side to war, both sides of the war are destructive, both sides recruited children to fight and both forced recruits to do drugs that altered their way of thinking. In the memoir, UNICEF saves him from the war by bartering for the children and they saved as much children as they could.
The biography, A Long Way Gone, Memoirs of a boy Soldier, by Ishmael Beah, tells the story of a thirteen year old boy who spends his childhood being compelled to fight in the civil war in Sierra Leone. Ishmael Beah tries to avoid fighting for the rebels by running from town to town with his friends as the rebels advanced. Finally, his luck runs out and Ishmael Baeh is forced to serve in the civil war for the rebels. The story goes on to describe his horrific childhood as a soldier in Sierra Leone and his eventual rescue by Unicef and rehabilitation center. In this passage, Ishmael Beah created a mental image that allows us to visualize how disturbing and how unreal living in wartone Sierra Leone during the early 1980’s.
When he was 13 he served as an Orderly during the American Revolution. Jackson and his brother were captured following a battle. At the prison camp a British officer ordered Jackson to clean his boots, when Jackson refused he was slashed with a sword, leaving a prominent scar on his forehead and left hand. By the time the war had ended, Andrew Jackson was the only remaining member of his family. This rough, adventurous upbringing is what molded Andrew Jackson into the aggressive leader that he was.
John The poor, young, marine, Missing his wife and kids, Drafted. Keeping his family and friends close to heart, Feeling purpose, pressure, He’s unnerved. Scared of the jungle, Scared of the bullets, Scared of the enemy. A company commander, Two purple hearts, Living the Tet Offensive Wanting to see victory, Wanting to see those he loved, Wanting to make it back home, Alive. To the states, To Virginia, Marshall.
“When Jimmy was first getting chemotherapy for cancer and could not go home, the children felt sad because they missed their father. Every Sunday, we would all go see him and watch the Patriots’ games. He loved teaching his children that they could do whatever they desired and to never give up on their dreams no matter how tough it gets,” Roda said in an interview with the Boston Globe after the passing of her husband in 2080. Jimmy said something that Leslie never forgot. Leslie’s lifelong friend, Emma Pacheco said that Jimmy told her, “When I die, I will be okay.