Clarkston became home for many of refugees all over the world. Clarkston being stuck in its southern ways, many residents raised in Clarkston felt that the refugees changed its community, and some others accommodated to the new sudden change. Noticing the separation, many refugee families stayed to their selves to avoid any confrontations. Coming from war countries which made them flee from their homes, also having to live with these traumatic experiences left many refugees to be self- conscious. Finding it hard to adjust to their new lives in Clarkston Luma helped many families because they couldn’t turn too many residents in Clarkston for help because of their inability to speak English or just because of their ethics. In Warren St. John’s
As Maya Angelou once said,”We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.” This is astonishingly true for the character Sal. Sal went through numerous traumatizing things that impact Sal’s life and emotions in some big ways. I the book, “Walk Two Moons,” by Sharon Creech, external forces greatly shift Sal’s life in different direction. One of the most significant external change that changed Sal’s life, was when Sal’s mother left and never came back, because when she left, Sal didn’t feel any emotion. At first Sal thought she couldn’t feel emotion without her mother because when Sal 's mother was there Sal would be like a mirror of her mother. But she decides she could feel emotion by herself, when a calf walked and stumbled in front
Another important survival factor that Salva had to do to survive was to be stronger physically and mentally. Salva was getting stronger physically and mentally by not only his friend and his uncle dead but also the attitude that the group give to Salva which made Salva to feel physically and mentally stronger “Marial was gone. Uncle was gone, too, murdered by those Nuer men right before Salva’s eyes. Marial and
Perseverance is an important theme in A Long Walk To Water. The first example of Perseverance is when Salva listens to what his uncle says. His uncle uses his full name, and Salva thinks of his family. Uncle tells him to only walk as far as that bush, or clump of rocks. Salva perseveres by thinking of his family. By thinking of his family, Salva is able to keep walking even though he’s tired, thirsty, hungry, and his feet hurt. The second example of Perseverance is when Salva is in the refugee camp. He hates the refugee camp and wants to get out of there. “I only need to get through the rest of this day, he told himself. This day and no other.” (pg 73) This shows that Salva is persevering because even though he hates the refugee camp, he
Even though Salva has faced lots of adversities in his life he still managed to overcome his troubles and remain a nice person. When his village was raided, his Uncle being robbed and killed, and his longtime refuge camp being forcefully closed resulting in him and others having to run across a crocodile infested river were just a few examples of the struggles he faced in his life. Just when the raid on his village started all Salva wanted to do was go home (Pg 7)” He wanted to shout ‘I need to go home! I must go home!’ but the words were blocked by the thumping in his throat”. Salva had been in school when he and his class heard gunfire. The teacher ushered the young boys in the back and told them to run, suddenly everyone sprinted away.
While his uncle was alive, he helped Salva do everything throughout the journey. Even when he died nobody forgot him and Salva’s memory of his loving uncle gave him the strength to finish the journey. Food and water was the most important factor that led to his survival. He knew that there was barely any water in the desert and that it was hard to find food which taught him to treasure everything he was given. Throughout the book we are led to believe that Salva’s parents and siblings had passed away but he never lost hope that they were still alive. In the end, his suffering paid off as his hope and dream of finding his family alive finally came true. Through the story of a young boy who treasured all his blessings in a harsh environment, I learned to value the things I have and to not waste these special
In conclusion, Salva was definitely a character that showed many different character traits by being kind, caring, loving, persistent, and determined. Throughout the novel Salva demonstrates persistent in every
In this book Salva survives his first few challenges because of hard work. In this book, after Salva joins a group of refugees he was left behind by this group because they believed he was too small/weak to travel. As a result He grows closer to an older woman ‘Auntie’ and works to not burden her. On page 17 of the book it states “Salva stayed in the woman’s barn again that night...water from the pond.”, this shows how mature Salva truly is as he refuses to cause
After reading the book, readers can see that one of the main factors for Salvas survival is hard work. 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. The text states “I will get us safely to Kenya, he thought. No matter how hard it is” (81) This demonstrates Salva being a hard-worker because he is helping thousands of boys cross to Kenya. Salva’s labor shows he will do anything to survive, and nothing will stop him.
Robin Sharma once said, “Change is hard at first, messy in the middle and gorgeous at the end.” This quote really relates to Sal because when her mother left she was a mess and it was hard for her. Later, she moved and more things changed and things happened that she didn 't expect to happen. Although, in the end she was happy in Bybanks and happy with her family and friends. In the book Walk Two Moons, by Sharon Creech, Sal changes significantly from a lot of external forces in her life.
After he had seen his sick father, he decided to drill wells for water in Southern Sudan. Salva has helped people to survive because of his idea of building the wells. His story is very educational because of what he did to survive. He has inspired a lot of people to overcome things and to be mindful of other people. If he had not had help from people around him like his uncle, teacher and his so called auntie, he would have died. Also, if he had not been a patient and persistent little boy, he might not have made it. The lesson that Salve gained from his experience was not to be selfish. I learned to not be selfish because Salva had taught us not to be it and to help others. I was shocked that a kid my age had to go through these experiences. I have little to no experience of what he had to do to survive
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.
Strength, leadership, and persistence helped Salva survive in Sudan. That’s why Salva showed experience in A Long Walk to Water. Salva’s survival was too tough for him when he was walking in the desert without water. Salva was a good leader when he led his group to Kenya. Salva did a good job surviving in the desert him and his group and they made it to the refugee camp in
Through harsh challenges Salvas new foster family was always there for him to support and encourage him through tough times. Salva was thrown straight on into the Sudanese war to fend for himself, so he was all alone without his family. Later on Salva realizes what has happened
The 1950s were oppressive and degrading towards the culture and identity of African Americans. This principle is especially personified through the drama, A Raisin in the Sun, by Lorraine Hansberry. As a black female author in this time period, she was easily able to capture the racism and forced stereotypes poignant within the lives of the minorities. Beneatha, a fictional character in the play, represents the ambitious and suppressed black female intellectual who is stripped of her identity at every turn. The men in her life are as different as black and white, and in essence that is what they are. George represents the assimilationist aspect of black society. He aims to be like the rich white landowners by adopting their culture instead