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    In A long walk to water, Linda Sue Park tells the story of a lost boy refugee, destined to cover africa on foot, searching for his family and safety. The story takes place in southern sudan, 1985.In the beginning of the book salva lived a normal life, but it takes a turn when out of nowhere a war began, and salva was told not to go back to his village and just go to the bushes where is is safe.Salva than became a lost boy finding a way to cope with this type of situation where he don’t know anyone. Salva survives in A long walk to water by relying on others, remembering his loved ones, and saving water. Salva survives in A long walk to water by relying on others to protect him. For example salva clung on to uncle like a baby with every moment…

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    most basic human needs met: food, water, safety. Only after those needs have been met can they move on to thinking about their wants. Some people sadly never get the opportunity to even begin to think about the things they want because they hardly have the things they need. A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park follows the stories of two people growing up in Southern Sudan in different timelines. They both face struggles beyond what people growing up in first world countries could imagine. Nya…

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    A Long Walk to Water Theme: Perseverance Perseverance is an important theme in A Long Walk to Water. The first example of perseverance is when Nya had to persevere on her walk to the pond to collect water. On her trip that she took twice a day, she had to face a lot of thorns and extreme heat. If Nya did not persevere, she would not be able to collect water for her family. Without water, Nya’s family and herself would die within days. But because Nya had persevered on her daily journeys, she…

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    If you were on a long, dangerous journey in Southern Sudan, what traits would you need to survive? In A Long Walk To Water, Salva and Nya are both going through daily hardships of life in Southern Sudan. Two times a day, Nya (in the year 2008-2009) must make a long trip down to the pond to get water for her family. Salva is in school one day in 1985 when an attack goes on and he is told to flee into the bushes and not return home. This causes a long and hard search for his family and refugee…

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    Salva and Nya thirst for more than the water as their parallel stories unfold in Linda Sue Park A Long Walk To Water. Even Though there stories are far apart Sudan's struggle is still a active problem. Salva spent most of his childhood without his family to point him in the right direction. From the time he was young until he was a young adult he spent many hours in a day for months at a time walking away from the war that was ravaging his home country. His childhood was filled with the fear,…

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    Choices are well known due to their ability to affect lives. Choices are sometimes loved and other times, detested. Choice, however, always leads to two ideas. Those ideas are community and identity. Those ideas are even visible in the novel A Long Walk to Water, in which the real-life protagonist Salva walks away from the Sudan civil war and later founds Water for South Sudan. Children that walk to school, as shown in the film On the Way to School also understand these ideas. But how? Choices…

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    At the beginning of chapter 9, in the novel “A Long Walk To Water” the author’s tone when walking in a desert is simply revealed to be rejection. Firstly, the author quotes of the text that “Each minute of walking in that arid heat felt like an hour,” in which it means that it felt you’re boiling, and also felt like you’re striding an hour when walking in a desert. This shows, that the author is despising the “walking for an hour” in a desert, and the heat waves that carry on to it. Secondly,…

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    Suffering in, A Long Walk To Water The title of this book is A Long Walk To Water. The author is Linda Sue Park and it is Realistic Fiction. The theme I chose was suffering. In this book there are 2 main characters Salva and Nya. Salva is a caring boy from the Dinka Tribe. Nya is a hardworking girl from the Nuer Tribe. The Dinka and the Nuer are enemies. Both characters exemplify the theme of suffering. The setting is Southern Sudan. The conflicts Nya has are getting water, thrones and…

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    about that is the key to success” (Phil knight). In the historical fiction book Nobody Knows by Shelley Tanaka and the historical fiction book A Long Walk To Water by Linda Sue Park. Nobody Knows was about a mom leaving her kids and the kids had to take care of themselves and pay taxes and do adult things ,and without the dad it leaves the eldest kids to take care of his younger siblings and the oldest is only 12 years old. A Long Walk To Water is about a kid who had his village burnt down…

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    This is a story called “A Long Walk to Water”. A realistic fiction story and a story about hope By Linda Sue Park. The theme hope relates to Nya because she's needs to keep hope when she walks every day 3 times a day to water. It relates to Salva because he has to finding hope in finding his family and getting away from the war. One of the main characters in this story is Nya. Nya relates to my theme “hope” because she was to walk miles to get dirty water three times a day back and forth just…

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