What is the conflict in Homesick: My Own Story?

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The main conflict of this story is an internal conflict that focuses on Jean's sense of belonging. Throughout the story, readers can sense that Jean feels out of place and struggles with finding "home." She was born in China, but her parents are American missionaries, and she is attending a...

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The main conflict of this story is an internal conflict that focuses on Jean's sense of belonging. Throughout the story, readers can sense that Jean feels out of place and struggles with finding "home." She was born in China, but her parents are American missionaries, and she is attending a British-run school.

She struggles with things like whether or not to sing the British national anthem as well as desiring to be in America even though she has never been there before. Jean is struggling with her overall identity, and that thematic conflict is further explored through David Hull. He is Andrea's brother, and he is an adopted child. He has a strong desire to find out about his real parents, and he's often bitter, angry, and dissatisfied about not knowing his roots, because it prevents him from truly understanding himself.

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