External Conflict(Man Vs Man) This image depicts Salva's village being attacked by the northern sudanese army from the government. Salva is now running away from his war-torn village. Salva's village called "Loun-Ariik" was attacked and burned. Salva goes with the rebels to their camp. He soon finds a new friend, Marial.
"The war had started two years earlier. Salva did not understand much about it, but he knew that rebels from the southern part of Sudan, where his family lived fought against the government." -Park, Page 6
Internal Conflict(Man Vs Self) This image depicts Salva's friend Marial getting killed by a lion in the Lion County. Salva and his uncle have traveled a long way into the lion county where most lions live. One lion was hungry enough to approach them, it saw Marial, then he was killed.
"Every moment in the grass was a lion stalking, ever stillness a lion waiting to spring. His disappearance could only mean one thing. Lion" -Park, Page 40
"Marial was gone. Uncle as gone, too, murdered by those Nuer men right before Salva's eyes." -Park, Page 65
External Conflict(Man Vs Man) This image depicts uncle's death after they have left the Akobo Desert. Suddenly, 6 men with guns came up to the group and robbed them. They asked uncle where he came from and his uncle said from the Nile River. They tied him to a tree and shot him. This is uncle's death.