There's many factors that leads to one's survival. A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park is a creative non-fiction story about the life of one of the Lost Boys from South Sudan during the Second Sudanese Civil War; whose name is Salva. His journey wasn't the easiest in fact he was at risk for dying at any given second. There were multiple factors contributing to his survival, his uncle, determination, and physical resources. Salva's uncle was one of the main factors. He gave Salva the will to go on so he doesn't lose sight of what's important. Traveling across the hot dense desert isn't easy. Given the circumstances survival wasn't likely. But Salva proved that with willpower the toughest challenges can be overcome. While
The traits salva relied on where positive attitude,motivation,and adaptability. He used all 3 of thsess things to help him survive.Have you ever had to walk for long time to find shelter?
“The men laying on the hot sand and his own mouth felt so dry that he nearly choked when he tried to swallow. If you give them water you will not have enough for yourself, you will die.” (Park 56) Salva had to keep walking and not give people water because if he did give them water he would have died along with them. In order to survive he had to keep his water and keep walking. Salva felt sorry for the people on the ground but for his own survival he had to keep going. Salva was making a hard decision about leaving his family to go to America or to stay and try to find his family “Salva was going to America.” (Park 89) On the way to New York, Salva got a Coca Cola and it reminded him of his family “With each sip he remembered his family passing the bottles of Coca Cola hand to hand laughing at the tickly bubbles” (Park 93) Salva decided to go to America in order to survive. He felt sad because he was leaving without being able to find his family. He did not know if they were alive or dead. Salva knows that sometimes he has to make hard decisions in order to
A Long Walk to Water is a novel by Linda Sue Park. This novel is about Salva, an eleven-year -old Sudanese boy who grows up in South Sudan. Later in the novel, he has faced challenges one wouldn’t dream of facing, through a long period of time. He has learned, if one helps other people, those people will then help more people, which will result in more happiness in the world. He is a round character, who changes throughout the novel. Salva is a different person at the end of the book. He has gone from hearing his death journey to fighting for survival to helping transform people’s lives forever.
Big Ideas: • Students will read A Long Walk to Water, analyzing the points of view of the central characters, Salva and Nya. • Students focus on one key theme: how individuals survive in challenging environments. • A Long Walk to Water is paired with complex informational texts on Sudan. • Students explore the experiences of
One important factor in A Long Walk to Water that helps Salva survive is his motivation from the loss of his family/friends. After Salva loses Uncle and Mariel, Salva continues as a stronger and more self-dependent man. As it states in A Long Walk to Water, “Mariel 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. I was almost as if they had left their strenge with him, to help him on the journey….But there was no doubt: Beneath his terrible sadness, he felt stronger” (Park, 65). This proves that the death of Uncle and Mariel strengthen Salva and motivated him to keep going. If Uncle and Mariel
I have been reading the book, “Long Walk to Water,” and Salva and Nya have been shaping their identities; Salva has been staying alive this whole journey, Nya has been able to walk all the way to a pond of water, just to get water. Nya has had to rely on the water to tell if she had to get water. Salva has been through sickness from food, bee stings, and wasn’t killed the rebels.
A factor that made survival achievable for Salva In the novel, it states, “A lion had been hungry enough to approach the group as they slept…It sought out pray that was small and motionless: Marial, sleeping” (Park 41). Thus proves, that Salva was lucky that he wasn't eaten by a fierce lion when he was sound asleep, though he could have easily been eaten just like Marial. Salva rested for the night near Uncle Jewiir who would protect them from predators. On the other hand Marial slept further away from Salva and Uncle so he was vulnerable and was easily eaten by a lion. Additionally, the text states, “Stunned, Salva realized that being forced under the water have probably saved his life” (Park 78). This illustrates that when Salva was attempting to swim across the Gilo River, a boy cling to his neck and quickly forced Salva under water without warning him. Soon the boy was shot in the back of the neck, being pushed under water saved Salva from being shot and killed while crossing the Gilo River He was one of the few lucky refugees to survive crossing the crocodile-infested stream, though any of them could have easily been shot, drowned by the current or eaten by the flesh hungry crocodiles. Salva had survived many of the dangerous events by pure luck, his skills, and personal traits had no involvement when surviving some of the
Salva keeps going even though he was devastated when he lost his friend Marial. Salva explained the loss of his friend as: “A cold fist seemed to grip Salva’s heart”(pg 38). He also kept going even though his uncle was shot dead. His beloved uncle who protected him, guided him, and loved him, was gone. “Now that Salva was without Uncle’s care and protection, the group’s attitude toward him changed”(pg 65). Salva faces traumatic events while crossing the river, he watches people get shot and killed. Later, Salva learned that thousands had died trying to cross the river, either drowned or shot or attacked by crocodiles (pg 79). After crossing the river only a few boys were alive, so Salva led the young boys to shelter. The boys kept walking, and walking till they found a safe
In A Long Walk to Water, Linda Sue Park tells a story about one out of a thousand Southern Sudan lost boys named, Salva. Salva is a boy who ran away during the Southern Sudanese War. Salva moves from country to country to get away from this war. During the war he loses touch of his family. Salva soon escapes the war, now he’s trying to find his way to safety. Salva was able to survive In A Long Walk to Water, by having bravery, courage, and showing grit.
It took 648 miles to walk from Southern Sudan to Ethiopia. Salva did this on an empty stomach with no food or water. Do you think you would survive in a 100 degree weather with no food or water, with the same cloths that you been wearing for a year? Because salva did. In the book “A Long Walk to Water” written by Linda Sue park, she talks about Salva's journey that took years and years to get to safety after the war stated. The war came to his village while he was in school he had to run to the bush with not knowing where is his family or even knowing if they are alive. Salva was running from the war for 24 years before he finally found safety in the united states. He was 11 when he started to run, he met a friend along the way but he sadly died due to being eaten by a lion. He also meant his uncle along the way which help Salva gain confidence that he was going to make it out alive, but again the uncle passed away due to three men shooting him, because he was trying to keep everyone safe. In this essay I am going to prove that we can learn to never give up even if things are at the worst point possible and if you take things one step at a time you will get through whatever you are struggling with. The key aspects I am going to be talking about are how did Salva learn never give up and even when salva is at his worst he never gives up and still has hope that he is going to make it out alive. My first body paragraph I am explaining how salva never gave up.
In the book “A long walk to water” authored by linda sue park,salva has to go on a personal journey to survive and it impacted him majorly. What is a personal journey? One might ask. Well a personal journey is when someone or something goes on a journey and on their journey they go along and meet allies and friends,they have struggles or obstacles,and they change (mostly in a good way) throughout the story.One lesson this story suggests is that “Sometimes the pain and struggles that you encounter will help you succeed”. In the story “A long walk to water”. Salva went on a personal journey and it impacted him drastically. He had to get away from the war in sudan and he met many people that helped him, he had many conflicts and struggles,and he even witnessed his uncle passing away. But when things were at his worst he found a miracle.
The story “A Long Walk To Water” by Linda Sue Park, took place in the years 1985 to 2009. A theme that comes up in the story is survival. In the story, Salva is one of the characters that faces the theme. Many things helped him survive, but the
To begin with, Salva showed that it was possible for him to survive by perseverance. In the text on page 9, it says "He ran until he could not run anymore." This shows that Salva wanted to survive. He did not want to get caught up in a war and do things
Anisha Shaikh 12/19/17 Class - 721 E L A Final Draft End of Unit 2 Assesment What factors made survival possible for Salva in “A Long Walk to Water” Salva the main character of “A Long Walk to Water” by Linda Sue Park was an 11-year old boy when his village was attacked. His teacher urged him to run away from the village and to run to the “bush.” After that attack, his life made a turn for the worse. With no family around him, he was completely lost. During his journey, he had some problems, but overcame