In Linda Park’s novel “A Long Water To Water” Linda talks about a 11 year old boy named Salva Dut who had to go through the Second Sudanese war and had to leave everything behind and go to the bushes and ha 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.
Are the berries he finds poisonous? Slowly, Brian learns to turn adversity to his advantage--an invading porcupine unexpectedly shows him how to make fire, a devastating tornado shows him how to retrieve supplies from the submerged airplane”(Paulsen). Unlike the man in To Build A Fire this boy was nowhere prepared to take on the journey of living in the woods alone, he had no background knowledge and everything he had to do was off of gut feeling, he was never sure. However, the boy was resourceful just like the man and was able to find ways to further prolong his living. The man in the short story made sure the dog went first so he would know when the ice was too thin, the boy in this story had things help him along the way like the tornado and porcupine.
Mandie Morin Out of shape and out of breath, I stumbled through the overgrown grass. The trail I was struggling with never seemed to tire me as a child. Justifiably, I didn’t work twelve hours a day at an office job at nine years old. With pebbles in my shoes, I was headed to my late Uncle Jeff’s camp. I spent all of my childhood summers splashing in the river, painting several pictures of trees, and being eaten by mosquitos at that camp.
They are wrong, and I will prove it.” Before this quote, Salvas uncle had been shot and no one helped him. Uncle had been shot by Nuer men on their way to the refugee camp. Since his uncle cared for him and protected him, Salva felt safe. But after he was gone, people thought he was weak and useless. He did not let stop him because he has persistence.
First, Salva shows strength when the group is walking through the Akobo desert. He wants to stop going because of the heat and the pain, but with the help of Uncle, he makes it through. When the group is walking through the desert, the heat is unbearable. Salva just wants to stop going, especially when he stubs his toe on a rock, and his toenail falls off. His uncle keeps him going, saying that he just has to get to a group of bushes, or a cluster of rocks.
He displayed this when he was in the desert and had broken his big toenail so he had no toenail. “Soon he was crying so hard he could not get his breath. He could not think; he could hardly get his breath. He had to slow down, and for the first time on the long journey, he began to lag behind.” another example is “Do you see that group of bushes you need only to walk as far as those bushes.” said Uncle who was magically by his side. This is the way he demonstrated this trait this example makes it clear that Salva was persistent because he could have just gave up and not go any further but Salva is not a quitter so he pushed himself.
This is an obstacle because Salva gets really tired from walking, and he is limited on food and water. A conflict Salva had encountered was being attacked by mosquitos, so he could barely walk. Therefore, his uncle’s actions were to motivate Salva by saying his full name, so it would remind him of who he was, and about his family. This helped Salva keep walking and not lag behind. Salva’s objective is to find his family because he
The character Brother starts the story out by going back to when his sibling was born. The younger brother Doodle is disabled, the doctor thought he wouldn't survive but he did. Overtime Brother became embarrassed that Doodle couldn't walk. He let his pride get the better of him and made it his mission to make Doodle walk. Eventually Doodle did learn to walk, but Brother was still not satisfied, he wanted his brother to be able to run and swim like all the other kids.
His mother went out with other man. He soon found himself helpless and hopeless in the woods, but he decided that he will do whatever it took to survive. He faced many challenges. After a storm blew and resurfaced a part of the airplane, he remembered there is a emergency survival kit in the
This is about some English boys that were stuck in the uninhabited island due to their plane being shot from the sky. The boys tried to govern themselves but failed due to the unknown and fear of the beasts. There are a few key moments when the boys mention the beasts appearing on the island. But is it a real beast or something else? Sam and Eric, the only twins among the English boys on an uninhabited island, who claimed they have seen the beast during the assembly.
All of a sudden all of the boys started to scream. The didn 't scream because of their families but because the plane was speeding to the ground. The boy with the fair hair looked around wondering what was going to happen, if they were all going to live or die. No one knew when the worst part was going to happen if it was going to be when they crashed or while they were falling and not knowing what was going to happen. “Are we going to die” “ What just
They encountered a man on the road that had been struck by lightning and was also suffering from starvation. The boy wanted to turn back and help the wounded stranger, but the man had to explain to the boy that they did not have enough of anything to share with him (McCarthy 49-52). They barely had enough to take care of themselves, and if they gave away anything that they had, they would be more likely to starve. It was a decision between their own lives and others’. There was also another occasion where the man and boy were on the beach and were robbed of most of their belongings (McCarthy).
Because he was unable to run, again it put him into a deep depression that was only cured after he became a Christian. A while after he became a Christian he was able run again and would eventually go to Japan to carry the Olympic torch. He did more than just run though; he did skateboarding, rock climbing and other adventurous things. He also created camp to help with troubled boys, because he felt like he needed to keep boys from going down the wrong path. He felt that way because if he hadn’t straightened out he wouldn’t have been able to have all those great life experiences.
He glances at the pilot to make sure the tears weren 't noticed, and the pilot smiles, asking Brian if he 's ever flown in the copilot 's seat before. Brian says no, he hasn 't. The pilot shows Brian the plane 's rudder pedals and the steering controls, telling him that a "plane like this almost flies itself" Brian recovers his can-do attitude after a few days of self-petty and becomes even tougher than he was before. He constructs a bow and arrow, learns to fish, hunts birds and rabbits, and reinforces his shelter against the elements. He 's attacked by a skunk and, later, a moose.
“Quitting leads to much less happiness in life than perseverance and hope.” (Page 117) -Salva Dut In Sudan the water is the hardest thing to get, imagine you going to walk 5 miles to get a 45lb water jug then put on your head and walk another 5 mile all the way back home but the water in jug is full of insects and bacteria that can make you sick or even death after while the natural water will dry up so you and your family have to move with it and you walk again for miles they hope to find water and they won’t get killed by humans or animals. Salva is changing this cycle of moving with the water by raising money for them but he could not have done it if he was not a water follower himself and his story shows how he has become a leader. A Long Walk To Water is by: Linda Sue Park it is about Salva Dut a Dinka who has hope that he will find his family that he lost during an ambush he runs away and finds a group his journey build up his leadership role in the group. He was the leader of the “lost boys of Sudan”. He inspires people that if you believe, you can do it.