Perseverance In Linda Sue Park's A Long Walk To Water

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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. One example of hope and perseverance in A Long Walk to Water is how Salva never gives up. He is forced to leave his home and family in southern Sudan when his school is attacked, and goes on a long, …show more content…

Salva never gave up and took things ‘bit by bit, one step at a time. Nya always had hope and believed that there would be an easier way to get water, and she persevered every day by going to get water. Hope and perseverance relate to today because without them, we would never believe anything was going to get better or stay true to what we believe. We need hope in everyday life because if something is going bad at school, at home, at work, or anywhere, we need to be able to believe that something good will come. Also, we need to have perseverance because we need to stay true to what we believe or what we are

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