Character Analysis: A Long Water To Water

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In Linda Park’s novel “A Long Water To Water” Linda talks about a 11 year old boy named Salva Dut who had to go through the Second Sudanese war and had to leave everything behind and go to the bushes and ha To Begin, an important survival factor that Salva had to do to survive was determination. Salva had to use determination to not only survive the longest day in the Akobo desert but also had to conquer his discouragement from the pain he had from stubbing his toe which made his toenail fall off. “The worst moment of the day happened near the end. Salva stubbed his bare toe on a rock, and his whole toenail came off. The pain was terrible. Salva tried to bite his lip, but the awfulness of that never-ending day was too much for him. He lowered his…show more content…
Soon he crying so hard that he could barely get his breath. He could not think; he could barely see. He had to slow down, and for the first time on the long journey, he began to lag behind the group. Stumbling about blindly, he did not notice the group drawing farther and farther ahead of him” (P.53). This quote show that not only that Salva stubbed his toe and made his toenail fall off but also the first time we see him in tears from agony and lagging behind from the group by his discouragement and his agony. Another important survival factor that Salva had to do to survive was to be stronger physically and mentally. Salva was getting stronger physically and mentally by not only his friend and his uncle dead but also the attitude that the group give to Salva which made Salva to feel physically and mentally stronger “Marial was gone. Uncle was gone, too, murdered by those Nuer men right before Salva’s eyes. Marial and
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