“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” (Park 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 with 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.
Could you imagine having to run away from your home and your family because of a terrible war in your village? According to the Tennessee Office for Refugees, “It is a badge of strength courage, and victory to be a refugee.” In the novel, A Long Walk To Water, by Linda Sue Park, a young boy named Salva is a Southern Sudan refugee, a “Lost Boy”. He shows strength, courage and bravery when he makes his journey to escape war. Salva is stuck in his war struck village, and he needs to show these qualities if he ever wants to make it to a safe place. First, Salva shows strength when the group is walking through the Akobo desert.
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. There are many ways Salva has shown he is a survivor, but the biggest example was him undergoing the harsh environments of Southern Sudan.
Three shots ran out, Salva knew that both would were him to survive and reach the refugee camp in Kenya safely (63). There are some ways that Salva showed persistence. Salva’s uncle told Salva to go to Ethiopia and never stop. Salva knew that his uncle has wanted and Salva walked a long way to Ethiopia (68). Another way Salva showed persistence is Salva didn’t have water but he kept going through the hot desert.
Eliezer has to learn how to adapt to not having as food as he used to, being beaten for no reason, and watching daily hangings. Eliezer specifically remembers one particular hanging of a young boy, a pipel, whose master has been gathered arms for the resistance. Eliezer said “But the third rope was still moving: the child, too light, was still breathing… ” Eliezer remembers how the child cried and remained alive for the next half an hour, before his body finally gives out and the child dies. Towards the end of the book, as the group that Eliezer and his father are in keeps running around Germany, and Eliezer has a choice to give up and die on the side of a road, but he continues to run because of his father. Eliezer says “My father’s presence was the only thing that stopped me.
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. 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.
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