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.
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
Could you survive a week with a scarce amount of water? In the story A Long Walk to Water Salva has to rely on very dirty water. The book A Long Walk to Water was created by Linda Sue Park about Salva Dut and his survival in the South Sudanese Second Civil War. Salva survived in the South Sudanese Civil War against the North and South. Many did not survive, but Salva did. He survived because of his uncle, his teacher also with his so called auntie, and his own knowledge, patience and persistence.
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.
In this essay “Living in Two Worlds” written by Marcus Mabry, I will analyse his split life by examining how his new life is affect poverty, finding a balance and self reliance. The harsh reality is many of his family members were struggling to make ends meet while he was living a modest life because of the scholarship he had received in ninth grade. This affects him from truly enjoying this experiencing considering that during the day his life was satisfying but when he got home this completely changed when he was forced with his reality of living with poverty. As a result of this “Most students who travel between the universe of poverty and affluence during breaks experience similar conditions, as well as the guilt, the helplessness and, sometimes, the embarrassment associated with them. ”(Mabry 100) The previous quote highlights why it
In the novel A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park, the main character Salva survives many challenges due to his relationships, perseverance, and luck. Salva is at school when the civil war between Sudan and Southern Sudan reaches his village, and Salva is forced to run away, and to become a refugee. He befriends other refugees along the way, and he survives, regardless of all the challenges he is faced with.
Imagine this. Kids having to run away from their families in order to survive. In the book called A Long Walk to Water it is about a boy in a true story and he has a book about his life by Linda Sue Park. A boy named Salva is determined, caring, and persistent.
A very important theme in the book A Long Walk to Water is perseverance. The first example that perseverance is an important theme is how Nya walks back and forth to a faraway pond 2 times a day, every day, for seven months a year without stopping. Also, on the path, there are thorns everywhere that are painful to remove. Nya only gets a small bit of water and rest even though it is very hot and dry. Even the water that Nya gets with much pain and suffering is muddy and infected with Guinea Worms. Another reason perseverance is an important theme in A Long Walk to Water is because Salva had to cross the Aboko desert for 3 days. Also, “Salva’s shoes stood no chance against the hot stony desert ground. page 52 ,” which means that Salva's shoes were reduced to shreds and he had to walk on the hot ground for 3 days. Also, because Salva’s shoes broke, he lost a toenail by hitting it on a rock and still had to keep walking. In addition to that pain, Salva had little water and food to keep him going. In fact, the only way he did was his uncle’s advice to take little steps at a time and Salva picturing himself with his family, who he doesn’t know where they are. As if that wasn’t
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.
Linda Sue Park’s book entitled A Long Walk To Water is about two people on different paths that eventually meet. One character named Nya is a girl who walks 12 hours a day to get water for her family. While the other character Salva is a boy who is left in a country surrounded by war. In Salva’s story, his survival became possible through three main factors:his uncle, food and water; the memory of his family.
In Linda Sue Parks A Long Walk to Water is set in Southern Sudan and it is about a girl, Nya who has to walk eighth hours every day to fetch water for her family. Nyas village builds a well so they can have clean water. This well makes it so that all the children may go to school, even the girls because they no longer have to fetch water. Nya meets Salva, the man that made it all happen. This story is also about a boy named Salva who walks a large journey fleeing from war after he has lost his family. He is in a refugee camp when he gets the chance to go to America. When he had settled in America he found his father was still alive and went back to Sudan to see him. After his visit with his father, he decides to take action and build wells for people in Sudan. He builds a well in a Nuer village for the first time and meets a girl that lives in this village named Nya. The events in A Long Walk to Water help to convey the theme which is, the will to survive is important in a challenging environment.
Have you ever gone through the desert with only a small gourd of water? Well, the Lost boys of Sudan went through South Sudan to get away from the war, and some other challenges. In the book a Walk to Water Salva and Nya have problems of getting water, but Salva is based on a real person who went through the challenges of losing his family and the brutal Sudanese war. These are some of the challenges he faced and how he solved them with what he had throughout his life.
Grief, (n) a strong mental suffering or distress over affliction or loss. Grief is what Salva burdened in his long and exhausting journey. The novel A Long Walk To Water by Linda Sue Park begins in 1985 in Sudan, with Sudanese cultures growing tense with one another, a civil war breaks out. Finding refuge from the war Salva trekked through harsh conditions and rough terrain through Sudan, Ethiopia, and Kenya. Determination is one of the key factors that led to Salva’s survival.
Did you know according to “Adoption Coalition” during the year of 1985 about 4.5 million children in South Sudan lived with neither of their parents? Salva Dut, was around the age of 11 when his whole life was flipped upside down. His village of Loun-Ariik in South Sudan was under attack; Sudanese people from South Sudan were rebelling against the government and Salvas village was there first halting point. Salva then had to pick up and leave his family and village behind; he encountered tons of treacherous environments and harsh situations such as crossing the Gilo River while bullets flew each one aiming at The Lost Boys. Salva then fled to Ethiopia after being separated from his family he was then reunited with his Uncle.His time with his Uncle didn’t last very long; rebels from the rivaling Nuer tribe put an end to his Uncle’s life. That didn’t stop Salva though he continued to be tenacious and persevered;