"He clung to Uncle like a baby or a little boy, hanging on to his hand or shirttail when he cloud, never letting Uncle get farther than an arm's length away." (Park 40)
Mariel was gone- vanished into the night. He would never have wandered away from the group on his own. Lion.
" He heard them laughing. As Salva watched, one of the men aimed his gun at uncle. Three shots rang out. Then the men ran away." ( Park 63)
Haahahaha! Bang Bang Bang!!
" The soldiers fired their guns into the air and chased the people away from the camp...….It was rainy season. Swollen by the rains, the Gilo's current would be merciless. The Gilo was well known for something else, too. Crocodiles." (Park74-75)
Bang, Bang, Bang!!!
MEN VS SELF. Salva and the group were traveling through lion country, then Mariel went missing. So Salva thinks that lion took Mariel, since they are in the lion country. However there is no proof that lion did took Mariel.
MEN VS MEN. Salva and his Uncle were going through the desert but they meet Nuer people. Nuers tied Uncle to the tree, then they shoot him. Salva sit there watching Nuer killing his Uncle.
MEN VS MEN, MEN VS NATURE After Salva reaching the Ethiopia rafugee camp, and aftyer 6 years staying there. Ethiopia was taken over by foreign aid groups, and they want to close the rafugee camp. The soldiers came to the camp , drive the poeple toward river, scaring them by shoting guns. In the rainy season the river currents was horrible , and more it was full of crocodiles.