Linda Sue Park’s novel A long walk to water is about the lost boys of Sudan, Salva ,a real lost boy, Nya, a fictional character as they go through tough times. In the story Nya and Salva have very tough times like Salva and the Akoba desert and the Gilo river, Nya and go to get water every single day.They learn to face their challenges and get through it all.
The article Into the Dark Water by Lauren Tarshis is about when the most massive, high in technology, indestructible ship sunk. The Titanic of course. Also when passenger and survivor Jack Thayer shared his journey, through his writing with author Lauren Tarshis. It makes the article more intriguing to use quotes because it makes you feel as if you are on the ship on that night.
"A Long Walk To Water" by Linda Sue Park shows that even though Salva left his family because of war he still moved on. Salva is 11 years old and he is a Dinka. When rebels attacked his school he ran into the bush, leavening his family behind. After that, Salva joined many groups of people walking to Ethiopia. Later, Salva met a new friend and also learned that his uncle was part of the group but, both of them died, Salva's friend waso eaten by a lion, and his uncle was shot, and killed. Salva later arrived at a refuge camp but everyone was forced to leave. After years of moving from camp to camp, Salva was given a chance to go to America but, after a few years of being there he learned that his dad was still alive but was sick from drinking
Life is full of ups and downs, small or large, no matter who is living it. “Floating” by Karen Brennan is a story about a woman who thinks she can just float away from her realistic problems. The whole story is told through the perspective of a troubled woman and the author did this to show that if guilt and pain eat at a person this is what can happen and in this case it is a miscarriage of a child belonging to the “woman”. The author uses symbolism to emphasize her claims on guilt. The whole story is portrayed in first person with no names mentioned in the story because it makes it more relatable to general and heartbroken people in society. The author displays a woman who had a miscarriage and is torn deeply about her own loss and became completely depressed; she is also becomes delusional and believes her baby is still alive and is her little secret, and lastly on some deep inner level she knows that her baby is dead and feels a tremendous amount of guilt for losing her own child. The author shows that the miscarriage can be a metaphor for any situation in life: if something is lost, one cannot just give up, and become completely obsessed over memories of the past, memories were made to shape who one is not dictate the present actions.
The book A long walk to Water by Linda Sue Park is about an eleven year old boy named Salva. First in the beginning of the story he is going to school when out of no where his school is in the middle of a war zone, his teacher tells him to run for the bushes but he keeps running until he could run no more. Then he meets some other people that had also ran away from the war, they had broken of into groups separating the men from the women and children, Salva was put with the children. They kept walking until they came across a barn in which they spent the night, when Salva awoke in the morning he was the only one there, the group had left him. He walked outside of the barn and found a lady rocking on a chair, she gives him some peanuts to eat
In the narrative poem “Death Over Water,” by Elizabeth Rhett Woods, the speaker demonstrates the comparison between ice-dancing and the eagle and the gull by employing an extended metaphor, which means using metaphor throughout a poem in order to illustrate the correspondences. There are some similarities between ice-dancing terms and the terms in the poem, identical movements, and the alike dominance of stronger partner over the weaker one. The speaker attempts to make the reader consider about the crows and how they “swirl around the death due / spiralling lower” to express the same term between the poem and ice-dancing, which is the “death spiral” (Woods 21-22). This refers to spinning females in ice-dancing. In addition, the speaker talks
The people that go to mars are risking their lives they can die of many things, including lack of oxygen and sickness. There is no atmosphere on Mars so therefore there is no oxygen which all humans need. The people will try to make an atmosphere by planting plants which let off oxygen, which could easily fail. Some
Throughout the world many people lose family members and loved ones in tragedy and war. This relates to the novel A Long Walk To Water by Linda sue park. In this novel parks show'ed us the struggles of a young boy named salva whose family was lost and had to make a 1,000 mile trek to an Ethiopian refugee camp. While at the same time parks shares a fictional story about a young girl named nya.Parks did this to show us the struggles of women. Throughout the course of the novel Parks shows us how salva survives by being determined ,brave ,and
The book A Long Walk to Water is based on true story. The book is based in Africa, but in two different time periods. The first-time period is in 1985 based around a boy and his family by the name of Salva. The second-time period is in 2008 and is based on a girl by the name of Nya. In 1985, war had broken out in Salva’s village while he was at school. He ran for his life until he was safe not knowing where his family was. Until he was safe he hid out in a barn pending he had to leave. He found some people form his tribe and they set out on an adventure to find a refugee camp, until one-day Salva seen a familiar face, his uncle. His uncle then became the leader of the group and they had a long and hard journey til’ his uncle was killed by government members.
In the his brief but effectual article “The Wrong Way to Think about California Water”, the author Michael Hiltzik presents to the reader “a guide to the wrong ways to think about California water, and the glimmer of a better way”(Hiltzik). In the short piece, Hiltzik argues that the current debate on how California should be spending its meager allowance of water during the current drought is being thoroughly misguided. Hiltzik writes that people should stop criticizing businesses that consume “large” amounts of water, rather, the water already being used should be utilized more efficiently and effectively. “The only lasting solutions include creating a better-functioning water market with transparent pricing and transfers, so that water
Tragedy is defined as an event that causes suffering, destruction and death. When one is not fully aware of their knowledge, terrible events will correspond to what one has done. In the short story Mermaids by Richard Van Camp, the human suffering of Torchy resembles an Aristotle tragedy. Firstly, Torchy demonstrates hamartia when he is gambling. Additionally, the outcome of Torchy’s hamartia leads him to peripeteia which Torchy runs out of medicine. Lastly, Torchy wonders if he is a villain and this shows anagnorisis. Torchy’s actions ultimately lead his life to a downfall that is caused through accidental events, and this overall demonstrates the concept of an Aristotle tragedy.
A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park highlights the life of a boy from Sudan that is forced to leave his country as a refugee. Salva Dut, 11, was living in South Sudan when the civil war came to his village. He was forced into the bush, leaving his family and all he knew behind him. He met up with local village members and walked East, not sure where he was headed, just knowing that he was away from his family. On the journey, he became friends with a kid named Marial and he also found his uncle Jewiir. Unfortunately, on this difficult journey, Marial was eaten by a lion in the middle of the night. Salva and the others kept walking East on their way to a refugee camp. They had to cross the Nile River in handmade boats and the Akobo
Dear Mrs. Linda sue Park,the book you wrote “A Long Walk to Water” has spoke to me and opened my eyes to what is really going on outside our “bubble.” Your book has a real meaning unlike some of the books I have read. I loved how you had put Nya’s part at the beginning and showed how their stories ended up crossing paths; That was a really cool and interesting choice it kept me wanting to read more. That was a great story to be told and I can’t wait to read more of your books. I think there are plenty more great stories out there to be told by a great writer just like you.
I chose the book A Long walk to water for my literary pumpkin. I chose A long walk to water because it is a nonfiction book ,about Salva and Nya. The girl Nya is fetching water from a pond that is two hours' walk from her home, she makes two trips to the pond every day but then at the end of the book she gets good clean water. The boy Salva becomes one of the "lost boys" of Sudan, refugees who cover the African continent on foot as they search for their families and for a safe place to stay. Then one day he goes to America and gets a family and then a couple weeks or months later he gets an email from his cousin and its about his father, then Salva sees his father and gets to hear things about his family and father.