"It didn't matter how often Salva swatted at the mosquitos...With their high singing whine constantly in his ears, Salva slapped and waved at them all night long" (Park 49-50).
"The gunfire had stopped, but now people were shouting and running..."Go quickly, all of you," the teacher said...Salva saw all this with one glance. Then he was running, too...Away from home" (Park 6-7).
"But how can I not go on? [My family] would want me to survive...to grow up and make something of my life...to honor their memories" (Park 72).
"My family would want me to survive..."
Salva is facing an external conflict where he is constantly being attacked and irritated by swarms of mosquitos that appear during the night where they are staying during their long journey through Sudan. He ends up not sleeping for the whole night as he is externally being harmed with stings (Man vs Nature).
Salva is facing an external conflict as war suddenly breaks out in his village and near his school. He and his classmates are immediately told by the teacher to flee. He obeys and runs out of the school, and deals with the conflict by escaping the external danger. (Man vs Society).
Salva is facing an internal conflict where he is now alone on the journey, without his uncle and friend Marial who were both killed. He now deals with himself, mentally saying that his family would always want the best for him despite where they are (Man vs Self).