A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story Setting & Symbolism

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Plastic Bottle

Nya carries a plastic bottle to the pond near her village to fill with water; she then carries the full bottle back to her village on her head.

Gourd

Nya carries a gourd with her when she fetches water. Auntie gives Salva a gourd when he joins the group after leaving her barn.

Rifles

Uncle Jewiir carries a rifle that he was allowed to keep after leaving the army. The soldiers who lead the refugees to the river also shoot at them with rifles.

Headscarf

Salva's mother wears an orange headscarf. Salva sees a woman wearing the same color headscarf in the Itang refugee camp, but it is not his mother.

Jeeps and Trucks

The strangers arrive in Nya's village in a jeep. They bring their equipment into the village in trucks.

Drill

The work crew uses a large drill to dig the well in Nya's...

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