The book “ A Long Walk to Water” by Linda Sue Park has some Real characters and then there is some fictional characters. It takes place in Southern Sudan a place battered with war. There is this boy who lives in the village named after his grandpa and the war comes to his village he is forced to flee the rest of the story is about his hard and long journey to safety. A personal journey is a journey where you are on a long adventure and you always seem to feel alone or working through things by yourself. These pieces of text evidence both have to do with my thesis because in both he feels so alone.
Have you ever been in a severe situation? An eleven-year-old boy named Salva Mawin Dut Ariik has. Many people, including Salva, are endangered because of a War in Sudan. Their goal is to reach the refugee camp in Ethiopia. In the book, A Long Walk To Water, by Linda Sue Park.
The story is about Salva’s life in the war-torn country of South Sudan. At the beginning Salva was in school one day and soldiers came from North Sudan, they were destroying the village. The teacher told everyone, even Salva to run into the bush away from the shooting. The first thing that happened to Salva was that he joined a group of Dinkas, but they left him at a barn by himself. Salva was afraid that he will have nowhere to go, but he met Auntie who let him stay for a couple nights until Salva got accepted into another Dinka group.
It was the summer of 1985 is Southern Sudan when many people sent out on a journey to have a better life. Salva, the main character was able to survive by using adaptability, positive attitude, and motivation. Salvas adventure was very crazy and scary. He watched many people die in front of him. Salva had to adapt to the places he was at.
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!’
Just add Water: Perseverance Perseverance is an important theme in A Long Walk To Water. I chose the theme perseverance because Salva perseveres through his journey and never gives up. The first example of perseverance is when Salva was walking through the desert and he was almost about give up.
There is nothing worse than traveling for miles on little food,or carrying water for your family every day,more than once The survival experiences of Nya and Salva are the same and different, the both use Motivation, Work Ethic, and Adaptability. Nya and Salva had the motivation to keep going. Nya had the motivation to keep getting water for her family,she didn 't lose hope on getting the water because there is another watering hole that her family moves across to so they get water. Unlike Salva who led 1000 men to the Kakuma and Ifo refugee camps safely ,he didn 't lose hope and kept telling himself ‘we are going to make it’ and they did.
Sean Harris October 25th 2015 English Period 6 Sal Paradise: A Person Who Changes to the West Coast Mentality The “old” Sal of New York has changed to the “new” Sal by the end of the novel through his experiences on the road, meeting new people, and connecting with family members Sal hit the road to gain a different experience than he was currently getting in New York. He wanted to change his approach on America. Sal was able to accomplish his goals by leaving his East coast mentality in the East coast, and exploring the West with an open mind.
Eating bugs isn’t a very popular choice of food today, but to Cabeza de Vaca they must have looked like a feast. Cabeza de Vaca was a spanish explorer who crash landed into the gulf of Florida. He and his fellow explorers were very creative in their ways of trying to get to Mexico City, but they crashed again on the Galveston coast. Cabeza was captured by the native Karankawa indians and lived with them for 6 years, and eventually walked for almost 2 years to get to Mexico city. After getting to know his story you may be wondering, how did Cabeza de Vaca survive?
In the novel “A long Walk to Water” the main characters nya and salva are alike in many ways yet they are different in unique ways. Some of the concepts that are common and uncommon about nya and salva is Time, Family, and each of their personalities. There are many explanations how those three concept are both alike and different. So with the concept time, one thing that is different about them is the time periods between both of them.