At the start of the year I read two books Called Milkweed and Baseball saved us. They were both dealing with some type of Adversity. So for Our final project we have to comparing and contrast two types of adversity. So I will be comparing and contrasting Milkweed and Baseball Saved us.
Milkweed is about a boy stuck in a Warsaw ghetto. He was gypsy and he wasn’t very smart. He was a friend with someone named Uri and there were taken into the Warsaw ghetto. He has to overcome being there and having to survive.
Baseball Saved us is about a kid stuck in an internment camp. He played baseball back in america so he changed part of the desert into a baseball diamond. Both of these stories are about overcoming adversities.
One of the differences is that Milkweed was in a different place than in baseball saved us. Baseball Saved us was based in west america. They were surrounded by desert and they were trapped and it was very hot. While Milkweed was based in Warsaw, Poland. It was very cold at that time. But they could do almost anything back there in the ghetto. They didn’t have much to do or play with so they could do a lot of things.
Another difference is that in the main character in milkweed is a Gypsy and in Baseball Saved us he was Japanese. In Baseball he was Japanese. Because he had to be taken because they might of thought that Japanese people could be spies or dangerous in america. In Milkweed Misha the main character was a gypsy. In that time the Nazis took both Jews and gypsies into the ghetto to be trapped.
Another Difference is that in milkweed He didn’t have a family and in Baseball Saved us He did have a family. At the start of Milkweed he didn’t have a family, he was forced to make friends with other people he was with. But in the ghetto in the middle he finds a good friend and she has a family so they adopted him kind of. But in Baseball saved us he always had a family throughout the whole story and he wasn’t split up from his family.
Another difference is that they were both in different war times. Milkweed took place in 1939. At that time the war had just started. This was the first thing that the nazis did to start the war. While Baseball saved us in it took place in 1941 or 1942. America just got bombed by the Japanese at pearl Harbor. the americans then took the Japanese in america because they didn’t want them to spy.
One thing that they have in common is that they were both in war time. Both of them were during world war 2. Even though they were at different times they were still in the 6 year period of the war. So they were both in the war. But they did both join at different times in the war.
Another thing is that is the same is that they were both taken from their home. In Milkweed All of the Jews and Gypsies were taken from their Houses (all of them) and had to walk with the nazis to the ghetto. They were then thrown in the ghetto with no food or water and were forced to survive in brutal conditions. In Baseball Saved us something similar happened. They were also taken from there house. They were then transported from trains to deserts in west America.
Another Same is that they were both in a place were they don’t want to be in. Connecting to my 2nd same. In Milkweed they were taken from there house and put in conditions they obviously don’t want to be in: cold, uncomfortable and no food or water. In Baseball Saved us they also barely had any water or any food. They were also living in terrible conditions it was very hot and not a lot of water.
As you can see these two books both dealt with tough adversity. They had many things similar in their camps and in the two books. But they also had many differences through the camps and the books. This is just an example of adversity in real life there are thousands more examples of adversity.