Salva's Identity

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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. First, culture is important in Salva’s life because it shaped his worldview. There is a lot of unrest and violence in Sudan because of the constant tribal wars and the civil war (foughtbytherebelsandthegovernment)that was taking place during the time the book was set. Salva is a part of a traditional tribal culture. He is a part of the Dinka tribe, enemies of the Nuer tribe. “Men and boys were hurt or even killed when [Dinka and Nuer] clashed.” (A Long Walk to Water
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