Expository Essay: Literary Response Introduction
How the Character,_______, Affects the Story
In the novel, Escape From Warsaw by Ian
Serrallier, one of the main characters named
________ impacts the story with his personality.
(Give a background on this character. Tell
who he is, when and where he lives*. Tell the
conflict he is dealing with.(Internal/External*)
He is _______ and _______ in the novel. These
traits are revealed throughout the story. When
this character changes, the resolution (ending)
of the story is affected.
Warsaw Character lives in Warsaw, Poland during World War
II when Germany destroyed Poland.
Roll of Thunder Character, T.J. Avery, is a poor
sharecropper’s son living in a small rural farming area in The
South in Mississippi during the Great Depression in the
Conflict: External conflict is what the character deals with or
struggles with in the world around him.
For example: Jan is dealing with the struggle to survive and find
food and shelter. T.J. is dealing with segregation and
discrimination in the school and community at large. He is also
living in a very poor family who cannot fully supervise him.
They worry more about putting food on the table than getting T.J.
to study or do well in school.
Internal Conflict: Jan is struggling emotionally with the loss of
his parents. He will not trust people, only animals, who cannot
hurt him. He does not understand people can be caring and
T.J.Avery is struggling with the frustration of poverty and lower
social status in society. He feels powerless to achieve and has no
family role models. He admires the Logans, but tries to get
attention with his gossip and know-it-all attitude. In reality, T.J.
feels inferior in the community. Therefore, he makes poor
choices that further causes his decline and get him into serious