As Maya Angelou once said,”We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.” This is astonishingly true for the character Sal. Sal went through numerous traumatizing things that impact Sal’s life and emotions in some big ways. I the book, “Walk Two Moons,” by Sharon Creech, external forces greatly shift Sal’s life in different direction. One of the most significant external change that changed Sal’s life, was when Sal’s mother left and never came back, because when she left, Sal didn’t feel any emotion. At first Sal thought she couldn’t feel emotion without her mother because when Sal 's mother was there Sal would be like a mirror of her mother. But she decides she could feel emotion by herself, when a calf walked and stumbled in front
To Begin, an important survival factor that Salva had to do to survive was determination. Salva had to use determination to not only survive the longest day in the Akobo desert but also had to conquer his discouragement from the pain he had from stubbing his toe which made his toenail fall off. “The worst moment of the day happened near the end. Salva stubbed his bare toe on a rock, and his whole toenail came off. The pain was terrible. Salva tried to bite his lip, but the awfulness of that never-ending day was too much for him. He lowered his
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
Even though Salva has faced lots of adversities in his life he still managed to overcome his troubles and remain a nice person. When his village was raided, his Uncle being robbed and killed, and his longtime refuge camp being forcefully closed resulting in him and others having to run across a crocodile infested river were just a few examples of the struggles he faced in his life. Just when the raid on his village started all Salva wanted to do was go home (Pg 7)” He wanted to shout ‘I need to go home! I must go home!’ but the words were blocked by the thumping in his throat”. Salva had been in school when he and his class heard gunfire. The teacher ushered the young boys in the back and told them to run, suddenly everyone sprinted away.
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
While his uncle was alive, he helped Salva do everything throughout the journey. Even when he died nobody forgot him and Salva’s memory of his loving uncle gave him the strength to finish the journey. Food and water was the most important factor that led to his survival. He knew that there was barely any water in the desert and that it was hard to find food which taught him to treasure everything he was given. Throughout the book we are led to believe that Salva’s parents and siblings had passed away but he never lost hope that they were still alive. In the end, his suffering paid off as his hope and dream of finding his family alive finally came true. Through the story of a young boy who treasured all his blessings in a harsh environment, I learned to value the things I have and to not waste these special
Throughout the novel Salva demonstrates determination by pushing himself to do his best and not give up on anything no mater what is going on. One instance where Salva showed determination is on page 65, paragraph 4. “Marial was gone. Uncle was gone, too, murdered by those Nuer men right before salva’s eyes. Marial and uncle were no longer by his side,and they never would be again,but salva knew that both of them would have wanted him to survive,to finish the trip and reach the itang refugee camp safely. It was almost as if they had left their strength with him, to help him on his journey.” Another example is “ So he had to shake the fear of to continue the journey” These examples prove that Salva was determined because he knew that his family would want him to make the trip.
In this book Salva survives his first few challenges because of hard work. In this book, after Salva joins a group of refugees he was left behind by this group because they believed he was too small/weak to travel. As a result He grows closer to an older woman ‘Auntie’ and works to not burden her. On page 17 of the book it states “Salva stayed in the woman’s barn again that night...water from the pond.”, this shows how mature Salva truly is as he refuses to cause
After reading the book, readers can see that one of the main factors for Salvas survival is hard work. 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.” (43) This means Salva is an achiever because instead of not helping because he was a child, he helped all the adults and got reeds. Salva leads a group of thousands of boys to Kenya with his dedication and determination. The text states “I will get us safely to Kenya, he thought. No matter how hard it is” (81) This demonstrates Salva being a hard-worker because he is helping thousands of boys cross to Kenya. Salva’s labor shows he will do anything to survive, and nothing will stop him.
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.
After he had seen his sick father, he decided to drill wells for water in Southern Sudan. Salva has helped people to survive because of his idea of building the wells. His story is very educational because of what he did to survive. He has inspired a lot of people to overcome things and to be mindful of other people. If he had not had help from people around him like his uncle, teacher and his so called auntie, he would have died. Also, if he had not been a patient and persistent little boy, he might not have made it. The lesson that Salve gained from his experience was not to be selfish. I learned to not be selfish because Salva had taught us not to be it and to help others. I was shocked that a kid my age had to go through these experiences. I have little to no experience of what he had to do to survive
This is the story of A Long Walk To Water by Linda Sue Park. This is a good story about a boy named Salva and a girl named Nya. They live in different times. Salva and Nya need water and food. Salva has to walk a long way to get away from a war. Nya has to walk a long way to get water. Some of the factors for Salva and Nya that make survival possible in A Long Walk To Water are water, family, and hope.
Strength, leadership, and persistence helped Salva survive in Sudan. That’s why Salva showed experience in A Long Walk to Water. Salva’s survival was too tough for him when he was walking in the desert without water. Salva was a good leader when he led his group to Kenya. Salva did a good job surviving in the desert him and his group and they made it to the refugee camp in
Some things that are like about Nya and salva, is that they both have to take on great responsibility at a young age. Nya had the responsibility of providing water for her family, while her dad and her brother go get food. And salva was a young boy under his father’s arms, who soon had to take over the herd of cattle his dad own. Nya and salva are also different because, nya had a lot of pressure put on her when doing her duties. She had to make sure that she came back on time, and she has to protect herself, because she does her duties alone. While salva didn’t really get pressured that much, because his father was over the cattle and he could get someone else to do it.
Through harsh challenges Salvas new foster family was always there for him to support and encourage him through tough times. Salva was thrown straight on into the Sudanese war to fend for himself, so he was all alone without his family. Later on Salva realizes what has happened