A Long Walk To Water

In class, my teacher is reading a book to us called a Long Walk To Water. The theme of this book to me is survival. Survival can include so many different things. For example, not having food and having to hunt for it also he had to search places for food. Also, it could mean not having a home. That could mean that you have nowhere to stay, and you have to sleep outdoors which could be very dangerous.

In this book there are a lot of signs of leadership. For example in the boy Salva’s tribe there is a leader. The leader had bravery to be leading an entire tribe to keep them safe from the war. A leader also needs determination to lead his tribe. The last reason what a leader needs is intelligence. They need intelligence because if people fighting in the war were going to shoot them, it would be smart if the leader carried weapons to protect his tribe. Salva (the main character) is a leader in all of those ways. He is brave because he got separated from his family and was left all alone and he was brave enough to stand up and protect himself by walking with another group of people to a safe place. He has determination because he will do anything to find his family and that proves his determination. The last thing he has is intelligence. Because to go with all the people in his group it might lead him right to his family.

Salva’s philosophy would inspire me in life because he doesn’t look at things like they are always a bad thing, he takes them step by step until he gets where he needs to be. In life that makes me look at things as simple as a basketball game, so I take it step by step until I have done all I can do. It really helps me to reach my goals in life in easier ways. In this story perseverance is one of the most important things to look at. Perseverance is important in this story because everything is very difficult and if Salva did have perseverance, then he wouldn’t have gotten to a refugee camp, and he would be stuck in the middle of no where. Ways that I would persevere is I would try to be very patient. I would also always be looking on the bright side of things. The last reason how I persevere would be that I would always try to stay confident until I reach my goal.

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3 thoughts on “A Long Walk To Water

  1. Looking at things in a “Step-by-Step” kind of way is very smart. Even the smallest things are more manageable with this outlook and approach.

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