In the country Sierra Leone, a war broke out in 1993 where the rebel turns against the government. The main character, Ishmael Beah, at age 12, face his hardest situation that took away his childhood. He has to find safety and his lost family. Many times he would get caught but his talent of rapping has helped him escape death because he has hope. Ishmael has a tough journey looking for safety until he settles
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. They will be going to the villages.” (6) Salva quickly ran away from the attack and was separated from his family, away from home. Salva, being 11 years of age, had no adult accompanying him as he marched across a Sudanese desert. Fearful but determined to survive, Salva kept walking and
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
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.
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.
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.
Through character’s hope and perseverance in his memoir Night, Elie Wiesel conveys the theme that the love one holds for another is what fuels their will survive under strain. The Jews displacement by the Nazi’s downgraded them from their homes to filthy, plague-ridden, sewer like boxes of concrete that was Auschwitz. As a result of this many forgot their purpose to be alive. Wiesel shows that the need to survive those conditions was only supported by a sense of duty to one’s family to be there. When Stein says “Were it not for them, I would give up,”(45) he shows that their survival is the only thing keeping him upright. His family is his legacy, his future and his lineage, without which he has no purpose to exist in the camp. This is important,
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.
Could you survive a week with a scarce amount of water? In the story A Long Walk to Water Salva has to rely on very dirty water. The book A Long Walk to Water was created by Linda Sue Park about Salva Dut and his survival in the South Sudanese Second Civil War. Salva survived in the South Sudanese Civil War against the North and South. Many did not survive, but Salva did. He survived because of his uncle, his teacher also with his so called auntie, and his own knowledge, patience and persistence.
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. Nya has to walk a long way to get water. Some of the factors for Salva and Nya that make survival possible in A Long Walk To Water are water, family, and hope.
Since the human race began, we have been discovering ways to expand our lives and survive in the world. We have acquired natural instincts when it comes to surviving. For example, fight or flight is a natural response when we feel threatened by something. The Lost Boys of Sudan are an amazing example of what we would do in order to survive.
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Have you ever gone through the desert with only a small gourd of water? Well, the Lost boys of Sudan went through South Sudan to get away from the war, and some other challenges. In the book a Walk to Water Salva and Nya have problems of getting water, but Salva is based on a real person who went through the challenges of losing his family and the brutal Sudanese war. These are some of the challenges he faced and how he solved them with what he had throughout his life.
A personal journey is a series of events, spiritual, mental, or physical. Salva was born in Sudan, Sudan was a very impoverished country. But Salva was one of the more lucky children in his tribe because his father raised cattle. This allowed him to go to school, and to have food on his table. Though he life wouldn’t be the same after one day after school, this event started him on his personal journey. In the book A Long Walk to Water by Linda Park, the character Salva, was sent on a personal journey, the events that impacted his journey were the war, the loss of his Uncle, and going to America.
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.