the small village of Loun-Ariik in Southern Sudan. Salva and his family are part of the Dinka tribe. Salva is a smart, happy boy who has just started to attend school. One day as he is daydreaming in class gunshots erupt outside the schoolhouse and Salva runs into the bush to escape the fighting between the government forces and the rebels. Salva walks with a group of other people who are fleeing the fighting, moving further and further away from his home and his family. Eventually the group is joined by his Uncle Jewiir, who becomes the group's leader. At one point while walking through the Akobo Desert Salva begins to lose hope, and Uncle Jewiir teaches him a lesson about setting and accomplishing small, manageable goals and never giving
Culture, time, and place are all important in the development of Salva’s identity. Salva is one of the lost boys who wandered aimlessly in Africa, fleeing from the violence and bloodshed. Without any of these three factors, Salva would be missing a large portion of his personality.
There are many ways that strength helped out Salva in ‘’A Long Walk to Water’’. Salva’s toe nail came off and he was tough to endure the pain. The pain was terrible Salva tried to bite his lip, that never- ending day was too much for him (53). .Another way Salva showed strength is when he lost his family but still kept going. He thought about them often. As Salva walked the same a thought came to his head. ‘’ where is my family? ‘’When will I see them again’’
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.
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
“There is no one left to help me. They think I am weak and useless.” Salva is getting stronger because no one will help him. He gets stronger the more he gets disincluded. Salva finds his uncle. Now he will be alright. “Eh nephew!” he said in a cheerful voice. “We are together now, so I will look after you.” (35) Salva gets help from his uncle. His uncle helps him get through the desert and the bush. Salva finds his father in the hospital. ‘Salva waited. Mawien Dut stared for a long moment. Then he cried out, “Salva! My son, my son!”’ (105) Salva learns that his oldest and youngest brother died, but his sisters and mother and brother were still alive in the village. They have a time of rejoice. Family is really important for Salva and the lost
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. His uncle says, “So I am going to shoot a fine meal as soon as we come across anything worth to eat.”(35) He will survive with Salva and not let him starve or die. He would die because without his uncle’s support Salva would be dead. Salva’s uncle has a gun to protect Salva. He said, “Salva I have a
Perseverance is an important theme in A Long Walk To Water. The first example of Perseverance is when Salva listens to what his uncle says. His uncle uses his full name, and Salva thinks of his family. Uncle tells him to only walk as far as that bush, or clump of rocks. Salva perseveres by thinking of his family. By thinking of his family, Salva is able to keep walking even though he’s tired, thirsty, hungry, and his feet hurt. The second example of Perseverance is when Salva is in the refugee camp. He hates the refugee camp and wants to get out of there. “I only need to get through the rest of this day, he told himself. This day and no other.” (pg 73) This shows that Salva is persevering because even though he hates the refugee camp, he
Clarkston became home for many of refugees all over the world. Clarkston being stuck in its southern ways, many residents raised in Clarkston felt that the refugees changed its community, and some others accommodated to the new sudden change. Noticing the separation, many refugee families stayed to their selves to avoid any confrontations. Coming from war countries which made them flee from their homes, also having to live with these traumatic experiences left many refugees to be self- conscious. Finding it hard to adjust to their new lives in Clarkston Luma helped many families because they couldn’t turn too many residents in Clarkston for help because of their inability to speak English or just because of their ethics. In Warren St. John’s
One example of hope and perseverance in A Long Walk to Water is how Salva never gives up. He is forced to leave his home and family in southern Sudan when his school is attacked, and goes on a long,
After reading the book, readers can see that one of the main factors for Salvas survival is hard work. Salva gets water and does housework for the old woman he considers family. In the text it states “He worked hard so she would not send him away.” (18) Salva worked hard, to have a place to stay during the fighting. Salva helped with the boats so he could get over the river faster. The text explains “It was hard work running back and forth between those cutting and those weaving.” (43) This means Salva is an achiever because instead of not helping because he was a child, he helped all the adults and got reeds. Salva leads a group of thousands of boys to Kenya with his dedication and determination. The text states “I will get us safely to Kenya, he thought. No matter how hard it is” (81) This demonstrates Salva being a hard-worker because he is helping thousands of boys cross to Kenya. Salva’s labor shows he will do anything to survive, and nothing will stop him.
Actually, the boy were worried that if soldiers came, they would make them fight or would just bomb them by plane. The older boys had to carry the younger children or the sick. Even the small boys needed to do a job to ensure the group safety and life. Dangers were wild animals, poisonous berries and other deadly food, and bomber planes. Even with all of these problems, the group made it to Kenya with less than 300 deaths. This was only possible because the group’s perseverance and they worked through their troubles. In conclusion, we should all persevere like Salva and Nya and we will be rewarded. In the end, Salva makes his dream a reality and Nya gets clean water and can go to school, but only because they worked hard to do whatever they needed to
In the novel A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park, the main character Salva survives many challenges due to his relationships, perseverance, and luck. Salva is at school when the civil war between Sudan and Southern Sudan reaches his village, and Salva is forced to run away, and to become a refugee. He befriends other refugees along the way, and he survives, regardless of all the challenges he is faced with.
While his uncle was alive, he helped Salva do everything throughout the journey. Even when he died nobody forgot him and Salva’s memory of his loving uncle gave him the strength to finish the journey. Food and water was the most important factor that led to his survival. He knew that there was barely any water in the desert and that it was hard to find food which taught him to treasure everything he was given. 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
Many times has Savlas uncles words helped him through hopeless times. Salvas uncles words had encouraged Salva to go “ bit by bit, one step at a time”, so Salva thought, “ Perhaps…perhaps Salva could get through life at the camp in the way.” (72) As a result that Salva feels this way he is being encouraged by his uncles’ words, so that makes Salva feel stronger in a way. His uncle’s words help Salva, and encourage him through many of his challenges. Also in the book Salva remembers, “Most of all, he remembered how Uncle had encouraged him in the desert,”when all seemed lost. (81) Again we are reminded how Salva’s Uncles words have encouraged him, through the many harsh challenges Salva has went through. These words that Salvas uncle said is used for Salva when he is feeling down or discouraged. When Salva felt hopeless he would “ take a deep breath and think of his uncle’s words,” and this would help Salva regain focus and hope. (110) This text evidence shows when Salva would lose hope or was stressed he would deal with it by using his uncles words. Through all of these challenges Salva used his uncles words to encourage him again and again, when Salva was losing