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
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
“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.
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.
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
Many did not survive, but Salva did. He survived because of his uncle, his teacher also with his so called auntie, and his own knowledge, patience and persistence. Salva’s uncle helped Salva survive with advice and assistance. Salva’s uncle helped him walk the desert and gave him advice. He also helped with Salva’s emotional breakdowns.
Without the help of Uncle Jewiir, the group wouldn’t have crossed the Nile River at all. Uncle Jewiir also showed many acts of leadership even after arriving at the Nile River. In the Akobo Desert, Salva ripped his toenail off and it seemed like the young boy would 've died at the barren wasteland. All of the sudden, Uncle Jewiir was by Salva’s side. For the rest of the trip he used his leadership skills to encourage Salva to take “one step at a time” and eventually, the group.
Paul and his sibling always begged their mother not to do it, and I can understand how he felt during that horrid time in his life. But there was one person who comforted and cared for him; his wonderful Nonno Frankie. Paul feels,”...this wonderful Nonno Frankie was there for (him) when (he) was having a great struggle. There is no question in (his) mind today that he was the remarkable teacher and spirit who gave (Paul his) Pigman and (his) boyhood”(Zindel 8). Paul felt that his grandfather really helped him through his
Nya is very mature, she walks all day to provide her family with water that’s not even sanitized. In addition, she is always taking care of her family. Salva is anxious because he does not know where is family is and he had nobody to stay with, his friend Mariel even died. Salva is extremely anxious because he has no clue where his family is. It´s 1985 in Southern Sudan, and there is a horrible war going on.
Those obstacle include the lack of food, water and shelter. In Cormac McCarthy’s The Road and Alfonso Cuaron's s Children of Men show that love can give you the strength and transform pain and suffering into a greater power. In Mr. McCarthy’s novel The Road, we see a father struggling to keep his son and himself alive. The man is will to go through any hardship to keep his son alive. In the novel the boy and his father are having a conversation: “Can I ask you something?
One of the relationships that changes is with his father. During the book,his relationship with his dad was strong, but could have been stronger. While they were in the concentration camp, Elie tries to “give [his] father lessons in marching step, in keeping time”. While they were running, Elie feels like dying, but “[his] father 's presence was the only thing that stopped [him]. He was running