Write an in-depth blog post that responds to at least one of the prompts below:
- What is the toughest issue/event your protagonist has had to face thus far in the text? Has it changed or developed this character in any way? Explain in detail.
- How do you think your author might have your protagonist solve the central conflict? Do you already have some idea or have picked up on foreshadowing of the resolution? Explain.
When you are finished with your post, be sure to comment on at least two other posts from your peers. Make sure that your comments are thought-provoking and that they further the discussion.
In the novel Milkweed by Jerry Spinellie Misha, the main character, has to go to the ghetto with his Jewish friend/sister to the ghetto. He learns all the hardships and has to deal with not getting everything he wants because of him being a ghypsy. He starts sneaking out and soon going to be getting in trouble by Jackboots. “There was a break in the bricks. It was low enough for me to reach. It was two bricks wide. I didn’t know it then, but it was a drain hole of some sort. It would never occur to them that anyone could squeeze though a space two bricks wide. I left then and came after dark. I was through the hole in a second. I stood on the other side. (Spinelli,92)” This evidence proves that Misha clearly does not know the rights and wrongs of the ghetto and weather it’s a life or death experience if he get caught.
In my book Milkweed Mishia’s toughest issue he’s going through is going to the ghetto. I know this because he is young and he is curious and he really doesn’t know what’s going on. He shows this during the time they were standing at attention, “The flakes were flat and starry in the blinding lights. ‘Stand at attention.’ Mr. milgrom whispered. I didn’t pay him much mind. He had no way of knowing how impossible it was for me to stand still…” (Spinelli 95). This shows that he reaaly doesn’t know whats going on so he doesn’t really care what the other people say.
the major conflict my protagenist is faceing is that he steals stuff to survive. A famliy of jews took him in and know he is apart of this famliy and know this is going to get intresting. he needs to learn how to stay out of trouble for his sake and the famliy sake.
I think that the author could simply just have Misha leave the gehtto. Though it doesn’t solve other peoples promblems, it would solve his. Leaving the gehtto would allow him to be able to live freely, unlike how he was living in the gehtto. He’d be able to get more food, and not see as many dead people on the streets.
Misha Pulluiski is dealing with the prejudice in a, “keep your head down” stragity because they don’t shout, or draw any attention to them selves. Uri inflects this rule very seriously, he hits Misha, and squeezes his neck at the preasure point.
In the novel Milkweed Misha (the protagonist) is stealing food and doing a lot of things that he shouldn’t do. Uri keeps telling him not to be doing some of these things, but still encourages Misha to keep doing them. Why does Uri get mad at Misha when Uri probably does the same things himself? Misha is going to get in trouble or possibly killed by the Jackboots if he doesn’t learn his rights and wrongs, so why doesn’t Uri try to help out Misha?
In the story Milkweed the protaginest is Misha he is doing things that could get him in troble but he dosnt know this so he keeps on doing it to help everyone out.
Misha (The protagonist) has no idea of whats going on, and doesn’t understand that stealing could get him in allot of trouble. I don’t know why Uri doesn’t just explain to Misha what’s going on, and that the jackboots are bad, and everything thats happening to the jews is unfair and he shouldn’t act the way he does around them because it could get him and them into trouble, or even cause them to die. That’s what i think at least, and it makes me really angry that Misha doesn’t undertsand.