In the book A Long Walk to Water, the main character Salva must overcome a lot of challenges in order for his survival. He is persistent, a hard worker, and just overall a very lucky young boy. These factors are very big reasons for his survival. After reading the book, readers can see that one of the main factors for Salvas survival is hard work.
Have you ever been in a severe situation? An eleven-year-old boy named Salva Mawin Dut Ariik has. Many people, including Salva, are endangered because of a War in Sudan. Their goal is to reach the refugee camp in Ethiopia. In the book, A Long Walk To Water, by Linda Sue Park.
The story is about Salva’s life in the war-torn country of South Sudan. At the beginning Salva was in school one day and soldiers came from North Sudan, they were destroying the village. The teacher told everyone, even Salva to run into the bush away from the shooting. The first thing that happened to Salva was that he joined a group of Dinkas, but they left him at a barn by himself. Salva was afraid that he will have nowhere to go, but he met Auntie who let him stay for a couple nights until Salva got accepted into another Dinka group.
Just add Water: Perseverance Perseverance is an important theme in A Long Walk To Water. I chose the theme perseverance because Salva perseveres through his journey and never gives up. The first example of perseverance is when Salva was walking through the desert and he was almost about give up.
Sean Harris October 25th 2015 English Period 6 Sal Paradise: A Person Who Changes to the West Coast Mentality The “old” Sal of New York has changed to the “new” Sal by the end of the novel through his experiences on the road, meeting new people, and connecting with family members Sal hit the road to gain a different experience than he was currently getting in New York. He wanted to change his approach on America. Sal was able to accomplish his goals by leaving his East coast mentality in the East coast, and exploring the West with an open mind.
There is nothing worse than traveling for miles on little food,or carrying water for your family every day,more than once The survival experiences of Nya and Salva are the same and different, the both use Motivation, Work Ethic, and Adaptability. Nya and Salva had the motivation to keep going. Nya had the motivation to keep getting water for her family,she didn 't lose hope on getting the water because there is another watering hole that her family moves across to so they get water. Unlike Salva who led 1000 men to the Kakuma and Ifo refugee camps safely ,he didn 't lose hope and kept telling himself ‘we are going to make it’ and they did.
Eating bugs isn’t a very popular choice of food today, but to Cabeza de Vaca they must have looked like a feast. Cabeza de Vaca was a spanish explorer who crash landed into the gulf of Florida. He and his fellow explorers were very creative in their ways of trying to get to Mexico City, but they crashed again on the Galveston coast. Cabeza was captured by the native Karankawa indians and lived with them for 6 years, and eventually walked for almost 2 years to get to Mexico city. After getting to know his story you may be wondering, how did Cabeza de Vaca survive?
As his brother tells it, Sammy Saldivar tried his best to maneuver around Harvey's floodwaters. Sammy packed his elderly parents and their great-grandchildren into a van as water rose around their northeast Texas home on Sunday. He approached a waterlogged bridge over Greens Bayou and wanted to turn around.
I have wondered since I read a long walk to water how did Salva and the group he was in keep going. My idea is they wanted to reach their own goals and the goals of the group, also I believe it was so they could find their families and maybe even live life normally again. I believe Salva wanted keep going with the group because he had goals set for surviving till the war was over, this is a quote that backs it up “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” (p. 41). He also stayed with the group so he could keep going without stopping, because he knew it was safe within the group I also believe that Salva wanted to find his family
The Heart of a Chief by Joseph Bruchac is a realistic fictional novel published in 1998. The protagonist of the story, an eleven-year-old boy named Christopher Nicola, struggles to take action when his people are divided over whether or not to build a casino on a sacred island. Synopsis The novel opens with Christopher (Chris) Nicola, a boy from the Penacook reservation in New Hampshire.