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How does Uri positively influence Misha?

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I am always fascinated by the character of Uri each time I read Milkweed because, yes, Uri does certainly influence Misha in a positive way even in the midst of the Holocaust.

Uri's positive role is defined by his actions as father-figure to a group of boys, including Misha.  In fact, the boys are dependent upon Uri for their survival.  Uri is confident not only in how to be a father but how to...

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