8. craft and structure: how does the sentence beginning "for unlike my mother, i did not " connect to the first paragraph of the story? does this suggest that the conflict in the story is primarily internal or external?
based on the text, the conflict is based on the characters difference in opinions. the first four words " for unlike my mother," indicate an immediate difference in both of their opinions. the main character does not believe she could do anything she wanted to be, as this is stated in the past tense this could refer to a change in her mind. emotionally this character is pessimistic, where as the mother is open minded and optimistic making her the winner. overall this is a emotional conflict between a parent and a child who does not believe in themselves.
it is primarily external
elie wiesel is a holocaust survivor
that his long years of service outweigh any faults he may have had.
he wanted to be remembered for the good things he did, one of those being when he gave up office so others would follow suit, but george washington wasn’t a man who thought he was perfect, he knew he made mistakes. he was a very talented soldier with a natural gift of tactic.