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. The pain was terrible Salva tried to bite his lip, that never- ending day was too much for him (53).
Not only did Salva lose Marial and his family but he also lost the person he knew the most in the group, Uncle. “…one of the men aimed his gun at Uncle. Three shots rang out.” (63) After both Marial and Uncle died it became difficult for Salva to continue on but in spite of all his doubts Salva knew that Marial and Uncle would want him to go on. “…Salva knew that both of them would have wanted him to survive, to finish the trip and reach the Itang refugee camp safely. It was almost as if they had left their strength with him, to help him on his journey.”
His uncle keeps him going, saying that he just has to get to a group of bushes, or a cluster of rocks. Eventually, Salva is able to get through the treacherous desert. Uncle helps him get through the desert, one step at a time. The author writes, "The worst moment of the day happened near the
We’ll look after each other,” which shows how they both keep each other from any danger, in this case being death from sleeping in snow. Eliezer always thinks of his father. When they are running from Auschwitz to Gleiwitz, Elie states, “My father’s presence was the only thing that stopped me… What would he do without me? I was his only support” (82), which shows how the thought of his father motivates him to stay alive. Of course, Wiesel and his father have a big age difference, which does benefit him in some
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.
How to go on a Successful Expedition Cabeza de Vaca, one of the world's greatest explorers. It's amazing how he was able to survive with little tools and help. Cabeza started his expedition in 1525 in seville, he later crashed in Galveston Island, Texas. He and 3 other people had to be able to survive in the new world, with nothing other than themselves and other little resources. Cabeza de Vaca was able to survive seeing that he knew a bit about the Indian tribes and how to speak their language(s), He also knew how to heal wounds and other such things, and most of all he knew how to survive in the wilderness.
Salva is on his way to a refugee camp in Ethiopia but first, he needs to cross a river and a desert with a large group that he is part of. Before Salva and his group could cross the Nile river they had to build boats, everyone helped and didn’t let the river stop them from getting to the refugee camp. This is seen on page 43-44. This survival factor helped Salva and also his group survive because they did not let a river stop them. They just built boats and went on with the journey.
“Louie and Phil took turns leading prayers each night.” (Hillenbrand 156) They prayed a lot during the time on the raft. Which let them survive until they were found by the Japanese. No one had survived that long in the middle of the Ocean before. It was an act of God that allowed them to survive. After the war was over Louie 's life changed forever.
Last but not least, Odysseus and I show confidence in lots of different ways. During the Odyssey, Odysseus is put into many situations where most people would just hang their head and give up. However, he stayed pretty positive. First, after Odysseus and his men escaped from the cyclopes by making a huge wooden spear then they “rammed it straight in his crater eye” (906) Once Odysseus was safe on his ship, he started yelling back to the Cyclops, “tell [them] Odysseus, raider of the cites, took you eye”. He had no problem with owning up to what he did.
These men were so devoted to going the new World they were willing to face any tragic situation. One tragic time they both faced was the “starving time”. The people suffered without food (Smith 73). Smith was the leader of the people in Jamestown. Jamestown didn’t originally become Jamestown until Smith became the president(Smith PPT).
After doing all of those things that nobody else would think to do I think that it is safe to say that he has great survival skills. Cabeza De Vaca survived by his success as a healer. “He had been wounded through the right shoulder with an arrow” “with a knife I opened his chest to that place” “at last I pulled it out.” (Doc C) These quotes explain that Cabeza was able to keep a man alive. “We cured the sick.” (Doc D) Document D is Cabeza De Vaca’s journal. He expresses that he and his crewmates healed the indians to show that they cared about the Indians to survive.
Many Holocaust survivors, like Solomon Radasky, have lost their lives to the Nazis and died trying to live each day during the Holocaust. Solomon Radasky cared about surviving in the camps because he wanted to survive, even though it seemed impossible for others. Solomon has shown that he had the will to work and take abuse in the camps in order to live the next day. To repeat what I’ve said, I have learned, by doing this report on Solomon Radasky, to be grateful for the life that I have right