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A Long Walk to Water Character Review
Study guide for the characters of A Long Walk to Water
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11 year old boy from the Dinka tribe. Main character of the novel.
"...Salva was a good student."- Textual Evidence
Salva loves going to school, and he is very smart.
Two older brothers-Ariik Ring
One Younger brother Koul
Two younger sister Akit and Agnath
"The tears were hot in Salva's eyes....What will I do now?"
Salva was very scared when he started his journey.
Salva was injured in chapter nine. What happened to him?
He stubbed his toe and his toe nail fell off. He had no shoes. paragraph 2- "Salva stubbed his bare toe on a rock, and his whole toenail came off".
How does Salva feel at the end of chapter 11?
He feels motivated to move on. "But there was no doubt: Beneath his terrible sadness. He felt stronger". P. 65/PDF p. 33
11 year old girl from the Nuer Tribe.
Nya and school
Nya does not go to school. Nya is not allowed to go to school. She spends her whole day going back and forth for water.
Dep- Older brother
What happens to Nya's Sister Akeer?
She got really sick from drinking the dirty water. We know that dirty water affects mostly kids and can even result in death.
What are the men who come in the jeep going to help Nya's tribe find?
Nya's brother tells her they have come to find water. "Something about water" Dep Replied. Water? The nearest pond, of course, was half a morning's walk away."
11 year old boy from a Dinka tribe that Salva meets on his journey.
How were Marial and Salva the same?
"They were almost the same height. And when they walked side by side, their strides were exactly the same length."
What happened to Marial?
He was eaten by a lion and died. "It had taken him away, leaving only a few splotches of blood near the path."
Salva's uncle who he finds in the group, looks after Salva, the leader of the group, respected because he carries a gun and fought in the war.
What happens to Uncle?
The nuer men tied him up to a tree aterm-19nd shot him."Three shots rang out. Then the men ran away."
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