“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.
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.
Family, friends, and possessions pressure individuals through the imposition of values that contribute to identity; we are told that we obtain our qualities simply by inheritance and association. The environment one chooses to surround themselves reflects similar learned behaviors and thought processes. Deviating from the norm is often contemptible, but natural, according to author Jon Krakauer. Realizing that he did not want to become a carbon copy of his parents and environment, Christopher McCandless wandered the American West for two years, as a nomad, to reject society as he knows it―his family, friends, and possessions. He burns his money, abandons his car, and cuts all ties with his family on an identity crisis that would lead to his death in the inhospitable Alaskan tundra.
Nobody talked about it, but by the end of the first day Salva had become the leader of a group of about fifteen hundred boys. Some were as young as five years old.” “He organized the group, giving everyone a job: scavenge for food; collect firewood; stand guard while the group slept. Whatever food or water they found was shared equally among all of them. When the smaller boys grew too tired to walk, the older boys took turns carrying them on their backs.”
James Hurst, the author of the short story, “The Scarlet Ibis,” uses the scarlet ibis to symbolize Doodle. Both the bird and Doodle both stand out in their own ways. Doodle was born with a bad heart, and his parents were told, when he was first born, that most likely he wouldn’t live and if he were to live, he would never be able to walk. Doodle’s brother is ashamed of having a crippled brother, that he can’t play with, and tries to help Doodle learn how to walk for his own pride and ego. After many months of constant success, Doodle’s brother tries to push Doodle a little more than Doodle can endure by leaving him, after he has fallen, on the way home during a strorm.
The novel starts in Salva’s classroom, two days subsequent to the civil war reaching his village. Then suddenly, rebellious soldiers fired short bursts of rounds as the teacher said, ”Go quickly all of you… Into the bush… Not home. Don’t run home.
There are many ways that persistence helped Salva and his group survive. Salva used persistence when he was walking though the desert without water but he kept going after people in his group died from dehydration. When Salva and his uncle Jewiir, and his group had been robbed by Neur men Salva kept on going. Even after Salva’s uncle had been killed by Neur men he kept on moving and not stopping.
Do you know how many Jews died during the Holocaust? The answer is more than six million. In the novel night, Elie Wiesel describes his memories of this deadly period in history. But how did a fifteen year old boy manage to survive for eleven months in concentration camps?
His uncle was one of the most influential and supportive people in his life and he helped Salva throughout his journey. At one point, he was reunited with his uncle who had left to fight in the war he felt safe and he depended on his uncle for anything. This shows that his uncle was very caring, helpful and encouraging. In the book it says “ Salva shook his head, unable to imagine what life would be like in the camp without Uncle.” (?).
A Long Walk to Water is a heart wrenching novel by Linda Sue Park written about a well off Dinka eleven-year-old boy named Salva Dut. The novel shares Salva’s traumatic life experiences through the lenses of time (1974-2014) and culture. Salva was brought up into an emerging civil war between the north and south of Sudan, Africa, a desolated place in which water is valued like gold. Throughout the novel, Salva encounters an abundance of character changing challenges and obstacles. The narrator states, “…Salva was slowly weakening…step by step.”
The book A Long Walk To Water by Linda sue park fallows a young boys life from a child to a adult and how the events in his life molded him to who he is today. When he was eleven Salva was in school and they where attacked and he left without looking back and didn 't find his family for a long time. Salva walked for weeks going to refugee camps meeting and loosing friends and family along the way. After a while of living there Salva is chosen to go to America and live with a family where he will grow to be a adult and where he learns his dad is alive. He visits his dad who is in a hospital from drinking dirty water so he started a foundation that provides fresh water for villages in Africa.
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
The repetition of the parallel events in the memoire also helps trace Wiesel’s changes throughout the course of his imprisonment at the concentration camps. For example, when Rabbi Eliahou is looking for his son after the 42-mile march, Wiesel realizes that during the run, the Rabbi’s son had intentionally run near the front of the pick after seeing his father stagger behind. Understanding that the son had been trying rid himself of his father whom he thought to be a “burden,” Wiesel prays to God to give him the resolve to never think about abandoning his own father (87). However, later on, when his father is struck with dysentery and is taken away on January 29 at the verge of death, Wiesel thinks to himself, “And, in the depths of my being,
An autobiography, of which Ishmael Beah unwillingly becomes a child solider due to a civil war that has arisen in Sierra Leone. Before the attacks had happen, Ishmael and his elder brother Junior had gone from home to perform Rap in Mattru Jong with their friends. Not long after their arrival, news of the rebels had come to their attention having raided their home town and no sign of their families being unscarred from the warfare. Ishmael, and his group of friends sought out to travel to each village seeking out their family. However trouble comes across due to the majority of RUF rebel attacks were caused by children around their age, many villagers had no trust for these kids.