This can be seen through his work building wells in different villages in Sudan, helping his sick father, and helping refugees. Salva went back to Sudan to help other people that were not as fortunate as him and build them wells so they can access water. Once Salva got to America he realized there were still people in Sudan living how he lived or worse, having to walk eight hours a day to get water. Since Salva had access to more people, money, and resources in America he could get them help. He overcame his fear of publicly speaking so he’d be able to make speeches at schools and churches, which helped him raise money.
There are some ways that Salva showed persistence. Salva’s uncle told Salva to go to Ethiopia and never stop. Salva knew that his uncle has wanted and Salva walked a long way to Ethiopia (68). Another way Salva showed persistence is Salva didn’t have water but he kept going through the hot desert.
To sum up, Salva did make it through the stressful journey, Salva has been back and forth visiting his biological family and his forster family that lives in New York.. This journey lead him to the person he is today by inspiring people to not give up on a dream or idea they had. Today Salva is continuing a program for South Sudan “ Water For South Sudan” which builds wells in different villages in South
“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.
Now he will be alright. “Eh nephew!” he said in a cheerful voice. “We are together now, so I will look after you.” (35) Salva gets help from his uncle.
P: Focus Paragraph 2: In the novel, when Jackie French uses figurative and descriptive language it makes it easy to see the physical and spiritual aspects of the journey that Martin undertakes throughout the novel. E+E: Evidence+ Elaboration to support your argument: Martin is from the city, so he is not used to the country, when he starts walking the boundary at first he believes it to be too easy to be true. “It was easy walking at first. The sun was fat and yellow-green, low in the sky, half hidden by the trees.”
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.
When they arrived at the first camp, Elie and his family were separated. Throughout the novel, Elie tells of the extreme measures he goes through just to stay with his father. His father is the reason why Elie keeps going and has a desire to live. During the years of the holocaust, many people were surrounded by death constantly. Everyone became desensitized by the amount of people they lost, they ceased to feel any form of sorrow.
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
Elie Wiesel goes through 2 years of inhumane treatment, but always looks forward, because he has his father. When the Holocaust starts to come to an end, his father dies from Dysentery, leaving Elie lifeless. Although, through all that hardship, he recovers and that family bond can preserve sanity, and never to give up on life. When Elie endured all of this, usually people lose their sanity, but not Elie, for he had his father through most of it. This quote shows that without his father, the only family he had left, he was just an empty shell.
Many days pass and people die very much. We bury close by trail.” (Lynn Peppas pg 4) A Trail of Tears survivor described it like this, imagine walking not really knowing when you are going to stop and watching people, your friends and family, die right in front of you.
“Night” is a memoir about the Holocaust, and it was created by Elie Wiesel, a survivor. It shows the horrors Elie went through when he was just a teenager and how he pulled through and made it to the end without ease. He had to go through many dilemmas. An issue he had to deal with is his father dying. After “The March”, Elie’s father can barely even look alive and Elie has to take care of him.
“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 The effect of the Sudan war, spawned not only a revolution, but consequently the inspiration of Salva, one of the men who later receives the title, “The Lost Boys.” When Salva was 11 years old he was given the opportunity to attend school, and became emerged in his academics. His life was interrupted by the outbreak of the ongoing war within his country. He, along with the members of his village had to flee in order to find safety in bordering countries.