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Many Misconceptions and Delusions Conflicts play a crucial role in novels Without conflict novels would be uninteresting and very dull Conflicts are seen in many different forms as internal conflicts when a character must deal with private problems and external conflicts when a character must deal with problems originating from an external source like another person or society in general Some common conflicts seen in other novels are person versus society as in The Scarlet Letter when Hester is forced to face her mistake of adultery due to the obsession of the unforgiving town An example of an internal conflict is present within Animal Dreams when Cody must decide where she belongs and must also deal with the pain of her lost baby These types of conflicts and more are visible within the novel entitled The Joy Luck Club written by Amy Tan Three prominent conflicts seen in The Joy Luck Club are between Waverly and Lindo Lindo and Suyuan and between June and Waverly The first prominent conflict within this novel deals with Waverly and her mother Lindo Waverly feels as though her mother is attempting to ruin her life by causing her to see black where there once was white Tan 186 Lindo Waverly believes is attempting to influence her daughter for the worse She does not want to be influenced by her mothers opinions her criticisms of everything that she loves yet Waverly fears that even if she recognized her sneak attack she was afraid that some unseen speck of truth would fly into her eye blur what she was seeing and transform it Tan 181 into the thing that her mother saw into something full of faults something that is not good enough for her Waverly resents this yet Lindo believes that it is for
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