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
Living in the middle of a warzone has become second nature for the refugees living in Southern Sudan. The novel, A Long Walk to Water, written by Linda Sue Park is based on the true story of Salva and his journey to refugee camps all over Africa over the last 30 years. Salva was one of the thousands of Lost Boys to make it out of Sudan and travel to America for safety. Through all of this Salva has proven he is a survivor by enduring hostile environments, being a leader for others, and pushing forward despite the loss of his friends and family.
Salva’s Survival Have you ever survived through something that may killed others, Salva had been through a lot of tough things that tried to kill him when he was traveling to Kenya. There are many factors that helped Salva survive in Sudan such as strength, leadership, and persistence. 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.
In the novel, A Long Walk to Water, we are presented with two different characters in parallel stories that do not seem to have a connection. Both are struggling and dealing with conflict that presents obstacles and interferes with their objectives. I will explore both characters and make comparisons between the two to support the idea that while both are dealing with different conflicts, they have many things in common.
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.
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.
SURVIVAL ESSAY This is the story of A Long Walk To Water by Linda Sue Park. This is a good story about a boy named Salva and a girl named Nya. They live in different times. Salva and Nya need water and food. Salva has to walk a long way to get away from a war.
A Long Walk To Water Linda Sue Park’s book entitled A Long Walk To Water is about two people on different paths that eventually meet. One character named Nya is a girl who walks 12 hours a day to get water for her family. While the other character Salva is a boy who is left in a country surrounded by war. In Salva’s story, his survival became possible through three main factors:his uncle, food and water; the memory of his family.
A major theme in the true story, A Long Walk to Water, by Linda Sue Park is perseverance. Perseverance is to stay steady in what you are doing or in a purpose, especially when you are faced with difficulties. This is a perfect theme for A Long Walk to Water because the main character, Salva Dut, an 11 year old Sudanese boy, faced many difficulties and kept going. He took things ‘bit by bit, one step at a time’, a lesson he learned from his uncle that helped him get through the desert, and he applied it to his life and kept going and believing his family was alive. Even though he almost died many times, he did not give up, and he went back to his home country and helped many people have better lives by building wells and giving them clean drinking water. Another character in this book is Nya, an eleven year old Sudanese girl, who has to walk eight hours every day to get water for her family. She always keeps going, even though the way is hard because it is hot and the ground hurts to walk on.
“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. Salva’s journey impacted him by making him more self sufficient, brave, and courageous.
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
Salva had to try to take care of all of them by making all of them have a job and also share all the food. And most likely make sure people don't fight or hurt each other. Also Salva had to plan out where they were going to walk and how long to walk for so they don’t die from thirst or getting to tired. Also where to go to find food. Also Salva had to make sure the group stayed out of trouble like lions hyenas and also thugs like the ones that killed Slava’s uncle.
Salva’s labor shows he will do anything to survive, and nothing will stop him. Once Salva started walking, another factor of his survival kicked in, He was a very lucky young boy. Salva was very fortunate because he didn’t get shot or attacked by crocodiles. In the text it states “Stunned, Salva realized that being forced under the water had