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PostSubject: Re: 5th period - Forum 1   Tue Jan 07, 2014 12:30 am

Christopher_Adams wrote:
The person who changed the most in book is jacob, in the beginning, he thought himself was a bit of a loser who did not any friends . but then he starts to see and experience his grandfathers story. Then he assume that he going crazy until he meets a girl from the home that his grandfather  always talked about in his stories. And now he falls in love with the same girl, but thinks that she only like him cause he looks like his grandfather. Who dies shortly after he begins to think of himself as a loser. And ends up becoming the leader if not the advisor  (109)

This doesn't answer the question for this forum. It is for another one. But, I do think that Jacob does change the most. Heck, he finds a whole new world that know one would believe exists.
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PostSubject: Re: 5th period - Forum 1   Tue Jan 07, 2014 12:32 am

alex_overstreet wrote:
In the book, hot hand by mike lupica comeback kids, they have an internal problem.  The little boy, nate, is playing basketball with his team and his mom and dad are getting a divorce.  He doesnt know what to do so he is all sad.  He gets all worked up over nothing.  Soon he learns to deal with it and understand that his parents dont love each other anymore.  He also has an external conflict when his coach (dad) tells him to do a play.  He is about to do it when he realizes, if he does it, then it will get packed.  So he changes the play and goes for the shot.  He makes it and wins the game. (120)

So, his being unsure how to handle the situation causes him pain, and that is a familiar pain when people we love are having a hard time and we can't fix it, although we would like to. It also sounds like his dad and him fight some.
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PostSubject: Re: 5th period - Forum 1   Tue Jan 07, 2014 12:33 am

elizabeth_bailey wrote:
In my book Love, Stargirl there are many external and internal conflicts. I feel like the main external conflict is that she isn't acting the same and being as nice as she normally is. The internal conflict is that she misses leo and she isn't as happy as she was with him or even when she was in ariozonia. I feel like she is home sick and the move affected her internally and externally. The root of the problem was her moving states. If she had never moved I feel like everything would be different. she would proably be happier even without leo.

Being untrue to who you are will always cause conflict, and it always does with Stargirl. Remember the last book when what's his name tried to change her, and she acted normal for a while but couldn't keep it up?! It's just too hard to change yourself to be what others want.
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PostSubject: Re: 5th period - Forum 1   Tue Jan 07, 2014 12:35 am

kay_burns wrote:
So in my book Strawberry Hill there is a girl named  Mimi one external conflict would be that she Had no friends till Allie moved to the a new town. When Allie moved Mimi and her became friends but not best friends. one internal conflict that she did not know how to read good. I can relate to that because when i was little i could not read good, but i got better and so did Mimi after her and Allie was reading a book over the phone while she was sick. After she got better she could read a lot better than what she already could.

Because she PRACTICED!!! That is what I am always saying, right?! You have to practice reading to get better at it. If you struggle, you need more practice, not less. The more you run away from reading just because it's hard, the worse you will get.
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PostSubject: Re: 5th period - Forum 1   Tue Jan 07, 2014 12:37 am

Shanna Evans wrote:
In my book, My Louisiana Sky, one major external conflict would have to be with Tiger and her best friend Jesse Wade. Tiger and Jesse had been friends for a while, and one of the popular girls they went to school with threw a party and invited Jesse, but not Tiger. She didnt know Jesse had gone to the party, so she went to his house to see if he wanted to go float the river with her as they normally do, but Jesse's mom told Tiger he was at the party. As she left the house and was half way to the river, Tiger was crying. And little did she know Jesse was coming up behind her. Tiger had no stronger feelings for Jesse than just a friend, but as he walked up and saw her crying. He kissed her. Tiger felt that, that made it awkward and weird for them, expecially since Tiger never had her first kiss and it had to be Jesse. An internal conflict that's in the book is between Tiger and her parents. Tiger's parents arent like other parents, expecially her mom. Her mom has a mind set of like a 5 year old. TIger doesnt tell her mom that shes imature, or embarrases her. She keeps it inside, but it really bothers Tiger. She always wonders why her mom is like that, till one day her moms sister told her when her mom was about 6 she fell off a latter, hit her head, and hasnt been right ever since. But TIger feels she has to be the mom and take care of herself, and the responsibilty of her parent.

The conflict between her and her parents is also external because it's not within her. When she feels quilty and wrestles with what to do, or can't make a decision, that is internal.
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PostSubject: Re: 5th period - Forum 1   Tue Jan 07, 2014 12:38 am

hannah_trest wrote:
In my book the character Wen is having some problems. She just got adopted from China and is coming to America. She is sad because she is going to have to leave her sister (best friend) behind. She misses her a lot. She is trying to be the best American daughter ever to where she can ask her new family to adopt Shu Ling. She isn’t quite sure if they might send her back so it my take a while. Oh how she can’t wait to ask.

Wen is also struggling with herself. She needs to learn English and it’s really hard for her. Her parents are trying there very best to speak to her in her language but for her to be going to an American school so she is going to have to learn English for her to do school. She is struggling though. She is trying her best to fit in but it’s not working. She wants to be with Shu Ling and everything but she is so far away and she is not sure if her parents are going to keep her before she asks to adopt Shu Ling.

Many students struggle with learning even when they are learning in their own language. I can't imagine learning in another language. That would be so hard. Did they adopt sister?
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PostSubject: Re: 5th period - Forum 1   Tue Jan 07, 2014 12:40 am

john_blaylock wrote:
in my book enders game there are some some conflicts in the book the that i think is the most thought about in hte book is enders choses to go off to millitary space camp or to stay home with his beloved family. so he makes the choses to go off to space camp, and when he does the cammander Gaff is on him hard ,like tick on a florida bull dog, he never gets a break he works 24/7 just to show the cammaonder that he has what it takes to be in the games.

Don't forget your word count!! It is points off if you don't include it. Also, please proofread so I understand what you are saying. Ender might be the most internally conflicted character I know. He ALWAYS doubts himself and struggles with what to do.
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PostSubject: Re: 5th period - Forum 1   Tue Jan 07, 2014 12:41 am

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In my book the character when she has problems she really dnt have  no one to go to because her mom is always at work and her sister is never there and her grandma is to old to remember  anything so she really just keeps in all in to her self and that’s not really good she could go talk to the school about her problems the she has at home but she problem is her sister always gone and hanging out the the wrong people that she shouldn’t be hanging out with because they got her doing stuff that she knows right from wrong when she does it .

Ashlie, this is one sentence!!! Please use periods to seperate thoughts, so it doesn't all run together. Also, don't forget your word count or it's points off.
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PostSubject: Re: 5th period - Forum 1   Tue Jan 07, 2014 12:43 am

cameron_green wrote:
A major external conflict in my book ( Mous ) is the main character, he founds a girl he dates her and later on he feels as if he wants to superate. she is so attached to him that she doesn’t want him to leave and later on he founds another girl that he started dating and he goes to his apparment and she is in there (ex girlfriend). He tells her to leave his apparment building, that there is nothing between them anymore, that he is dating another girl and she finally leaves his apparment.
A major external conflict in mous is that he and his family are jews and the nazis are coming to invade his town and they tear down or take over all the business that the jews owned.

These are both external; you need to let me know what an internal conflict is. Does the main character feel guilty about anything, worry about anything, or feel angry about anything. Does he wrestle with anything in his mind?
Don't forget your word count!
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PostSubject: Re: 5th period - Forum 1   Tue Jan 07, 2014 12:45 am

michael_turcotte wrote:
In my book I AM A SEAL TEAM SIX WARRIOR one extrenal conflict in my book was that Howard (the main character) faces many problems as he goes through training.  He has to be in water so cold youll get hypothermia  and other times were he will have to go through what the army calls Hell Week and have to go through things you couldn’t even imagine.  And one Internal conflict in my book is that howard has to face the pain that his step father (Leon) put on him.  And now he has all that pain and joining the army that will give him more pain to have put on his memories that happened in the past. (119)

So, he has to get move on from his past in order to do a good job. That would be difficult because I am sure his father broke him down.
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PostSubject: Re: 5th period - Forum 1   Tue Jan 07, 2014 12:47 am

kambreejarrell_ wrote:
In the book, Saving Juliet, there is a few internal conflicts and there is also a few external conflicts throughout the story and as far as I have read I am pretty sure that there is so many more conflicts to come, but from what i know is that Juliet has a major internal conflict that she has to deal with all alone is her having to live life to the fullest but not only that she has to live her life all alone and by herself, honestly I dont know if I could do that.....living life with family and friends are still hard and still complicated and I couldnt imagine what it would be like if I had to live my whole life alone, no help, nobody to depend on, nobody to count on, or nobody to just sit down and talk to. Also there is another conflict in here which I picked out and that conflict was external and I want to say that the one I picked is the Capulets and Montagues have big conflicts because they always fight each other maybe not physically but they always fight.... and that was just a few conflicts in the book that I am reading, Saving Juliet.

Why is she all alone? What happened to her family? Where is your word count?
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PostSubject: Re: 5th period - Forum 1   Tue Jan 07, 2014 12:49 am

brandon_jones wrote:
External and Internal Conflict:
Maus

One example of internal conflict in the book Maus, was Vladek Spiegelman because at two points Vladek get sick.  The first time was when he scrubs his hand to make himself come down with a fever.  After he survives a day he goes back to working with the other Jews.  The second disease happens close to when Vladek survives the holocaust.  He eats soup and comes down with a disease that can cause him to die.  So he walks into a room full of people that have been stepped all over.  Before he could lie down, he starts feeling better.

An example of external conflict in Maus is Art because he is driven to write the story by other people crowding around him, bragging for him to do it.  So he expresses his feeling of that by shrinking down to the size of a 4-year old.  After this happens he starts regaining his normal size. (160)


I need to read this book! It sounds interesting. Are there any conflicts within the story that he writes?
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PostSubject: Re: 5th period - Forum 1   Tue Jan 07, 2014 12:50 am

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In the beginning, Helmuth's patriotism is unwavering.  But every day the rights of people all over Germany are diminishing. Jews are threatened and their businesses are being destroyed, the truth has been censored, and danger lurks everywhere.  Anybody can turn on you.  The world has turned upside down: Patriotism means denouncing others, love means to hate, and speaking out means treason. Silence becomes everyone's guilty secret.  How much longer can Helmuth keep silent?  Told in flashback with breathtaking suspense, Newbery Honor Book author Susan Campbell Bartoletti magnificently explores the life of a heroic German youth who dared to stand up against the Nazis. (103)

I am confused...why did you copy a blurb from a book to answer the question. Please just write YOUR OWN thoughts; that is what I want to comment on!
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PostSubject: Re: 5th period - Forum 1   Tue Jan 07, 2014 12:51 am

Chris_Roberts wrote:
In the book im reading Ender’s Game there are some major conflicts going on. The one that I thought was the biggest so far in the book is that ender has the choice to go to the military space camp or stay with his family. When he chooses to go to the military camp he then has the problem of his peers and commander Graff making it hard on him to see if he’s got what it takes to be the next military commander. Graff acts like he’s better so the people in his company don’t like him and try to pick on him to make him toughen up.(109)

That choice is internal...he wrestles with what to do, but HE must make the decision. The other one you mentioned is external because he is fighting against the commander and his peers (other people influence this conflict directly).
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