Determination is one of the key factors that led to Salva’s survival. 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.
“Each time, Salva would think of his family and his village, and he was somehow able to keep his wounded feet moving forward, one painful step at a time” (Linda Sue Park p.41) A personal journey is what a character goes through to change or improve themselves. The character Salva from A Long Walk to Water was a young boy that lived in the dinka tribe in Sudan. When he was at school he had heard gunshots and had to leave the country without any knowledge of where his family is. A personal journey is an adventure that teaches a character valuable lesson. In the book A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park we follow Salva’s journey after he has to flee the country after war breaks out.
Nya is currently living in a “house” closer to water than usual. Even though she is living in a place closer to the river, she still struggles to get her family water. On page 22, it states, ¨Nya would make trips back and forth to the pond; it took nearly all day.¨ This proves her maturity as she is helping her family through the tough times and providing her family with the water they require. Another example that shows Nyaś maturity is that she is always taking care of her family even when she is in bad conditions. This is evident because she makes trips to the pond all day, she has no time for education , and has no time for anything other than getting water.
Imagine being separated from your family and you might never see them again. Imagine having to walk miles everyday to get water. Most people in the world don’t think about wasting water or being suddenly separated from your family. In A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park, the reader goes through an awful story about a girl named Nya who has to walk miles for water in Southern Sudan 2008 and a boy named Salva who’s life gets ruined by the war in Southern Sudan 1985. The reader goes through both stories and experiences what life was like for both Nya, and Salva.
Nya’s family also pulls together later in the book to help her little sister. When they are staying at the lake camp, Nya’s family must drink water that has not been sterilized. They can’t afford to boil the water because there is so little of it in the first place that it would all evaporate. Due to the unsanitary conditions, Nya’s sister Akeer gets sick and her family has to decide if they will make the long trek to see the doctor. Park states, “Nya’s father had decided that Akeer needed a doctor.
Salva needs water so he can make it through the desert and the rain forest. Nya needs the water because she has to walk a day's walk away and the water is normally dirty. In the story it says ‘“Her sickness came from the water.” the nurse explained.’ (45) Water is very important for the people of South Sudan. Water is very important to people. They need water to get water.
In Linda Sue Park’s novel A Long Walk to Water, demonstrates one of many true stories of many a Lost Boy. Salva an eleven year old had to flee from his village all alone because his village was attacked due to the Second Sudanese War that began in 1983. When Salva was at school and his village was being attacked,he was told not to go home, but into the bush,that's where his whole journey began. Salva had to show confidence, determination,and perseverance in order to survive in a difficult environment. To begin with, Salva was determined to make it out alive while walking through the Akobo Desert.
The dictionary defines Regret as “feel sad, disappointed over” but, the short stories The Scarlet Ibis and The Sound Of Thunder give it a new meaning.Regret accomplishes nothing, it only brings you down more than you have ever been.The Scarlet Ibis shows regret when Doodle’s brother teaches him to walk.Also, The Sound Of Thunder it shows regret when Eckles wants to hunt big game.Often times we regret things that we do But have an irreversible effect. The Scarlet Ibis shows many ways of regret. First, when Doodle’s older brother taught him to walk. He taught him to walk because he was embarrassed about having a crippled brother. This relates to regret because he realized that he wasn't teaching him to walk for Doodle he was doing it for
He then got out and kept drinking, although was told by this girl that she could no longer let him stay because of his smell (Sinclair 233). He was homeless and still a drinker for some weeks since he couldn’t get over Ona's death. Although he then realized he had children to take care of, thanks to Elizbetea (Ona's step mother). Elizbeta had found him out in the streets starving since she was asking her neighbors for some pennies for she had no help from Ona or him (sinclair 229). The reasons why Elizbeta wasn’t working was because she was to old and knew too much about what was happening to the meat.
Years later he’d tell me it was my feet being bare on the path as I walked that he was most taken with, and it’d be some time, a long time, into our friendship before he’d tell me it wasn’t just cause he was in his best new clothes that he wouldn’t come that day to the river, it was that his mother didn’t like him going near rivers cause of the brother that had drowned before he was born, and he had been named for the brother, the others were all sisters. We met whenever his family came to town, though increasingly in secret cause he was from a family which would have had little to do with mine, and we went often to the river so he could doubly defy his mother, first by going at all and second by going without her knowledge: but he never went by himself in case the river decided it wanted to claim this other brother too: though truth be told I didn’t know this about him until we were both much older. On our first shared birthday he showed me all the things you can do if you’re balanced on the top of a very tall wall: you can hang yourself off it by nothing but your hands, then by nothing but one hand: you can walk along the top of it like a cat or a rope-walking gypsy performing: you can dance: you can run along it like a squirrel or stand on it on
“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.
I had to walk four miles to get to school. I missed many days to work in the cotton fields, but that was the only way for me to find my love for reading and math. My father? Well, he left us when I was eight or nine (I forget), so that he could go find better opportunities. It was tough on my mother
But suffering from the grief of her mother she decided to keep saving not knowing what she wanted but knowing that she needed money. For two more months she tried to work through it, but found that she couldn 't handle it. So she took her money and stashed it in her purse. She walked and walked until she was at a bridge. She went over to the edge and climbed up and clutched what she thought she needed to her chest before letting her body tip to the side and fall.
]Previously, Steinbeck was elucidating the condition of the boxcar camp, and stated that it is raining excessively, and it has become a threat to the migrants home. Afterwards, Pa Joad, and the men from the camp digged a trench along the bank of the river to stop the water from intruding the homes of the migrants, not to mention they had no other alternative, being that Rosharon is going to have her baby. Subsequently, Rosharon lost her child, and the rain became life-threatening that the Joad family had no alternative, but to to travel to another safe location from the rain, and