External Conflict In Milkweed

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In Milkweed, by Jerry Spinelli the main conflict is person vs. person. Throughout the story, Misha has an external conflict with the jackboots. Misha never really understands the actual external conflict here: it is between himself and the Nazi party. Misha, being given a Jewish identity, is in trouble (despite how happy he is about his "birth"). Misha's life is always in jeopardy, even if he doesn't know this. Even at the beginning of the story the town is under attack (and Uri saves Misha). Later, Misha elects to move into the Warsaw ghetto with Janina's family, again, not knowing that the Nazis are his real enemy.
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