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.”
Living in the middle of a warzone has become second nature for the refugees living in Southern Sudan. The novel, A Long Walk to Water, written by Linda Sue Park is based on the true story of Salva and his journey to refugee camps all over Africa over the last 30 years. Salva was one of the thousands of Lost Boys to make it out of Sudan and travel to America for safety. Through all of this Salva has proven he is a survivor by enduring hostile environments, being a leader for others, and pushing forward despite the loss of his friends and family. There are many ways Salva has shown he is a survivor, but the biggest example was him undergoing the harsh environments of Southern Sudan.
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.”
In the memoir, “A Long Way Gone,” by Ishmael Beah, the author’s natural imagery reveals his struggle to keep hope alive as he watches his family and country fall apart. Specifically, after walking two straight days without sleeping, Beah claims that, “Even the air seemed to want to attack me and break my neck” (49). Obviously, Beah is beginning to feel as if everything is out to hurt him, as violence is spreading all across his homeland of Sierra Leone. Nature is usually meant to be welcoming, but as Beah is struggling to survive day to day and find food in constant fear of the Rebels, even something like wind can start to feel hostile. Additionally, on the third day of wandering in search of a village, in a forest so thick the sky is barely
In TBW, Jiya loses his whole family to a disastrous tsunami. In the book Jiya perseveres by focusing on other people and not drowning in the sadness of the death. Jiya used the help of Kino’s family to Both Characters face hardships and hurdles while persevering through their different
The search for justice is never ending. Justice may be delayed, denied, or postponed, however, the search is timeless. To be just is to argue for fair rights for all. It is to be someone that will help the people of the community. However, many times justice is not sought and not given to those who need it most.
He is the last character Santiago with in his journey, and he guides him the rest of the trip to the pyramids. The alchemist teaches Santiago to listen to his heart. “The boy and his heart had become friends, and neither was capable now of betraying the other. When his heart spoke to him, it was to provide a stimulus to the boy, and to give him strength, because the days of silence there in the desert were wearisome.” (Coelho 139)
Odysseus and his men struggle every single day to fight past the hardships that they must face. After two decades he is finally able to return to his wife Penelope, who has been grieving every since he left. “The Journey” has a similar plot. It is about the struggles that one must confront throughout life. The speaker struggles with focusing on herself and finds it hard to move past the harmful words of others.
In the novel, The Road, Cormac McCarthy relates the accounts of a man and his boy as they progress through the post-apocalyptic world with hopes to survive and overcome their struggles (trounce their tussles). Throughout their journey south, the man and the boy face many problems that arise which include surviving in a cannibalistic society and a shortage of food, to the extent that his primary goal is “food. Always food” (17). The man and boy persevere through these obstacles using the man’s experience and knowledge to keep them alive. Despite the physical travel the man and boy experience, the man has to protect the boy as well as continue to give him hope.
The seek for justice is never ending. It may be delayed, denied, or postponed, however, the search is timeless. To be just is to argue for fair rights for all. It is to be someone and bring something that will help the surrounding people of the world. However, many times justice is not sought and not given to those who need it most.
“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.
In both books Bound by Donna Jo Napoli and A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park the main characters Salva and Xing Xing have doubts about father figures in their lives. In Salva’s circumstance, his Uncle, halfway through their journey, tells Salva that he will not stay with him. Salva realizes he will no longer have any biological family with him anymore. He feels betrayed and is lonely for a while after his Uncle’s decision. Shortly thereafter, Uncle is brutally shot and murdered leaving him is alone again.
In a novel or book, the setting can have a major effect on the character. It can also play a role in a major conflict of a story. In the book, "A Long Walk to Water" by Linda Sue Park, the setting, being a desert, takes effect in influencing characters, plot, and mood throughout the story. Firstly, the setting of this novel causes Nya to experience many feelings and emotion such as pain, sorrow, and grief.
A Long Walk to Water is based on a true story written by Linda Sue Park. The novel is focused on two young children named Nya and Salva. Salva is a “Lost Boy” who escaped a war from his village in Loun-Arik and all southern Sudan searching for a new home and get to see his family again. Along with fighting for his life. But what made his survival possible?
In Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea, Santiago was a “Code Hero” who exemplified the admirable qualities of perseverance through his actions. Santiago was an example of perseverance when he was out at sea for two days trying to catch fish. While out on the sea, he catches a big marlin that won’t give up without a fight. While trying to catch the marlin Santiago starts dealing with problems physically, such as his hand cramping up and when the rope gets pulled too hard it cuts his right hand.