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The worn path is about conflict Praytell you ask what conflict The obvious conflict is that an elderly lady needs to get medicine for her sick grandchild and she has to make perilous journey to reach her destination Now why in the hell is an old woman gallivanting through the woods Why in heavens isnt there someone to help her This is the real conflict It is the conflict that exists between granny and society Granny has a conflict with society because of her health her grandsons health and her state of poverty Granny was nearly a 100 years old but she still roaming through the woods on a quest to get her Grandson some medicine Why is granny making the trip Is there anyone that can make the trip for her Evidently she has made the trip before The nurse gave her a nickel but she didnt have the decency to ask if granny was all right The doctors didnt care about this old woman The hunter she encountered didnt care about a sickly old woman bumbling around in the woods He didnt offer her a ride or suggest where she could get assistance Her age has her in conflict with society She is an outcast and society doesnt care about her The clinic where she gets the medicine knows that her grandson is sick Now surely she cant afford to pay full price for the medicine so it must be a public clinic Why didnt the doctor refer to society that helps sick children The best they could is to offer her five paltry cents Why couldnt they give her the medicine free Evidently the child is alone If not then someone else would have made the trip Because what type of heartless being would have sent an old woman on an errand like that Did they ask about the grandchild Did they ask if he was alone or not Her
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