In the "Miami, Florida" chapter of Whirligigby Paul Fleischman, what is the character's main conflict? How does the character come across one of Brent's whirligigs? What effect does the whirligig...

In the "Miami, Florida" chapter of Whirligig by Paul Fleischman, what is the character's main conflict? How does the character come across one of Brent's whirligigs? What effect does the whirligig seem to have on this character’s life? And what aspects of this Puerto Rican immigrant’s life can you relate to? 

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In the "Miami, Florida" chapter, the main conflict is person versus person. The character's main conflict is that he can't find lasting peace in society, no matter where he goes. Inevitably, arguments, anger, noise, and power struggles would mar any semblance of tranquility in his surroundings.

The character remembers that there were many conflicts during his childhood. He remembers how his neighbors disagreed with each other about Puerto Rico's future. Some wanted Puerto Rico to stay independent, while others wanted it to gain statehood. He remembers that "all were fighting against each other."

When his family moved to the United States, matters didn't improve. There, the main character had a terrible time adjusting in school. He had daily conflicts with his teachers and was eventually sent to a school for developmentally delayed children.

The main character remembers thinking that things would improve after he...

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