The setting creates the mood of the story because when we find out their apartment is burnt down and they are left with nothing and their father is gone so it sets a sorrowful mood for the rest of the story. Also when they find the egg it is curious.
The setting affects the characters because they don't have a home to live in that is theirs. Also her dad left them before the fire. This affects the characters because it leaves them to almost nothing, and are moving to their grandmas house.
Throughout the plot the character has involved because at the beginning of the story she didn't care for her father and acted as if he was actually dead. As they went through the house and picked up things they wanted to keep, she found a nest with an egg. When they arrived at her grandmas house it hatched. In that moment her father arrived at the door step. I think towards the end she became more grateful for everything in her life and for her dad.
In the exposition the conflict is that their house burnt down and need to move to their grandmas. Also that they found an egg while moving out.
The resolution solves the conflict because they found out that the bird hatched and ended up as a symbol of her father.
The most influential events in the story were the house burning down and finding the egg. Finding the egg was and important part of the story because in the end when it hatched open it was a sign of her dad.