Oh, what shall I do? She is putting her life in the fate of a leaf!
Johnsy is being absolutely ridiculous! 'Fall like the leaves'?! *tsk-tsk*
The leaf was Mr. Behrman's first and final masterpiece... That's why it never fell!
- Time: Somewhere between the late 1800s and the early 1900s - Place: An old Greenwich Village, Washington Square; Sue and Johnsy’s apartment/art studio. - Social Situation: Pneumonia is spreading around the town.
- Protagonist –Johnsy is the girl lying, sick, in the bed. - Antagonist – The ghost in the corner represents death. It is holding a bottle of poison, which in this case would be pneumonia. - Minor Characters – Sue is shown crying and Mr. Behrman is shown getting worked up about the situation.
There was both externaland internal conflicts. The external conflict is Johnsy's case of pneumonia,because she can't do anything about it. This type of conflict is man vs.nature. However, she does not want to live and has a bad attitude about life,which is man vs. self. This is because the is letting the sickness get into herhead.