What is the message of a long walk to water?

What is the message of a long walk to water?

Perseverance and working towards and attaining goals are central themes of the novel. Salva is taught the importance of perseverance, never losing hope, and always continuing to work towards his goals, and attain them, by his Uncle Jewiir as they are crossing the Akobo Desert.

How many words does a long walk to water have?

A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story

Interest Level Reading Level Word Count
Grades 6 – 8 Grades 3 – 8 21221

How long does it take to read a long walk to water?

1 hours and 33 minutes

Who dies in a long walk to water?

In chapter 10 Salva’s uncle dies. This is when Salva started coping because she was sad but it made him stronger. In chapter 11 Salva started coping but the deaths made him stronger. This is important because then he wouldn’t stay with the group.

How old is Salva in a long walk to water in 2020?

46 years old

Is Nya a real person?

Is Nya a real person? Nya is not a real person. She is a fictional representation of many children who live in South Sudan.

Is Salva a boy or girl?

It blends the true story of Salva Dut whose story is based in 1985, a part of the Dinka tribe and a Sudanese Lost Boy, and the fictional story of Nya whose story is based in 2008, a young village girl that was a part of the Nuer tribe.

What is Salva’s full name?

Salva Mawien Dut Ariik

How did Uncle Jewiir die?

Uncle Jewiir, the uncle of Salva Dut, is a former South Sudanese soldier. However, he’s later murdered by soldiers from the North. Jewiir’s death is a traumatic event for Salva, who is forced to fend for himself and beg for food without Jewiir to protect him.

Why is Nya scared of the Dinka?

Nya likes the camp because they are close to water. Her mother hates it because they sleep in makeshift shelters, they do not have most of their things, they must dig for water, and she fears the men will run into Dinka and they will fight. Nya is from the Nuer tribe, Salva is a Dinka so they would not be friends.

How was NYA’s village able to afford the well?

How was Nya’s village able to afford the well? A school in America raised money to build the well. Everyone in Nya’s village got jobs in the city and paid for the well themselves.

What happened to Marial in a long walk to water?

Southern Sudan, 1985: In the night, Salva’s friend Marial was taken away and killed by a lion. Salva is very upset and scared. His uncle tries to make him feel better and keeps an extra close eye on the group. The group reaches the Nile River and must build a boat to cross the water.

What happens to Marial?

Marial got eaten by a lion. Everyone was asleep so they didn’t hear the lion come and take Marial. 3. How does the loss of his friend affect Salva?

Why was it difficult for Salva to go back to Sudan?

Why was it difficult for Salva to go back to Sudan? The war was still going on.

What is Nya’s mother afraid of?

Nya liked that she did not have to take two long trips a day to get water. What is Nya’s mother afraid of when the family is at the lake camp? Nya’s mother is afraid that there will be a fight and someone in their family will get hurt.

What is the difference between NYA and Salva?

Both characters are in different situations. Salva doesn’t know where his family is while Nya doesn’t know if her family will have enough water. Both characters are afraid of meeting an enemy. Nya doesn’t want to meet a Dinka, Salva’s tribe and Salva doesn’t want to meet a Nuer, Nya’s tribe.

Why is Salva scared of Nuer?

Salva was frightened by the tales he’d heard. He was afraid of being eaten by a lion. In the Dinka language, the Atuot were called “the people of the lion.” Their region was inhabited by large herds of antelope, wildebeest, gnus—and the lions that preyed on them.

How old is Nya and Salva?

Throughout the story, 11 year old Nya and 11 year old Salva embark on different journeys. Salva (1985), is running away from the Second Sudanese War. He walks through South Sudan in hope for survival and shelter.

What is Nya and Salva’s connection?

A similarity between Salva and Nya is that they both thought someone or people they loved were dead. Nya thought her baby sister, Akeer, was going to die, but she had lived. Salva thought his parents and siblings all died, but his mother, father, sisters, and brother were still living.

What group does Salva try to join?

Salva Dut was born in a rural village in southwestern Sudan to the Dinka tribe. At 11 years old, the Sudanese Civil War reached his village and separated Salva from his family. He joined thousands of boys, famously known as the “Lost Boys,” on their journey by foot to seek safety in refugee camps in Ethiopia and Kenya.

Why does Salva keep repeating the words Where is my family throughout the chapter?

Ch. 2 Why does Salva keep repeating the words, “Where is my family?” throughout the chapter? Salva is worried about his family, once he finds out they weren’t in the group of Loun-Arikk survivors.

How does Uncle encourage Salva to keep walking what might have happened to Salva without his uncle?

Answers 2. Uncle breaks the journey down into smaller distances. He would tell Salvo, “You need only to walk as far as those bushes.” Then after they reached the bushes, he would say say “now walk as far as those rocks.”

Why is Salva so afraid after Marial vanished?

Salva and Uncle did not know where Marial went that night. They quickly relized that Marial had been eaten by a lion that night. Salva was very upset because Marial was his only friend in their group because they were the same age. Uncle said that he would shoot any lion that came near them.

Does Salva consider himself a man?

Do the rebels consider Salva a man? Salva does think of himself as a man when the rebels try to split the people into two groups. The rebels make him join the group of women and children and say “you are not a man yet.”

What was Salva’s worst moment of the day?

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.

How did Salva know that Marial was not from his village?

Q. How did Salva know Marial was not from his village? Marial ate different food from Salva. Marial said he was from Ethiopia.

What does Nya’s mother do with the water?

What does Nya’s mother do with the water? Nya’s mother pours the water into three large jars.

What was the only thing that could survive in the Akobo desert?

There were no plants anywhere. Almost nothing could survive in the desert because it would have to go so long without water. Uncle told Salva it would take three days to cross the Akobo desert. Salva was worried because his shoes were already falling apart and would not last three more days.

What does the orange scarf mean to Salva?

What does the orange scarf represent for Salva? The orange scarf represents his mom. He thinks that she is his mom and he is hopeful.