Bound Vs Water

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In both books Bound by Donna Jo Napoli and A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park the main characters Salva and Xing Xing have doubts about father figures in their lives. In Salva’s circumstance, his Uncle, halfway through their journey, tells Salva that he will not stay with him. Salva realizes he will no longer have any biological family with him anymore. He feels betrayed and is lonely for a while after his Uncle’s decision. Shortly thereafter, Uncle is brutally shot and murdered leaving him is alone again. Similar to Salva’s case, Xing Xing finds a father figure in a ‘doctor’ who he asks her to call him ‘Yao Wang’. A while after he is cruel to her and portrays his real attitude towards her as mischievous and greedy and is abandoned by him

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