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A Tree Grows in Brooklyn Conflict Analysis Do you ever feel as though your life is worse than everyone elses in the world As soon as Francie was born she began her life long struggle to survive The conflicts in her life and in those of her family members lives cause others to already judge her at a young age In the book A Tree Grows in Brooklyn man versus society conflicts are revealed in Johnny Nolans love of alcohol and his job preferences Aunt Sissy Rommelys mode of marrying and divorcing and Francie Nolans unfair treatment due to her social standing One of the conflicts in A Tree Grows in Brooklyn is Johnny Nolan versus society Johnny celebrated his voting birthday by getting drunk for three days Johnny Mr Nolan drank large amounts of alcohol nightly Many people in Brooklyn looked down upon him because of his extreme alcohol addiction Also a great number of adults felt as though Johnny should have gotten a permanent job instead of searching for a new waiterentertainer position every night or so Still others disliked Johnny because of how he spent his money He used his tips to buy alcohol In addition nearly all of the rest of Johnnys earnings were spent on his clothing instead of being used to purchase necessities for his children 2 The fact that Sissy Rommely married at fourteen was the beginning of another conflict Sissy versus Society At fourteen she was going with a fireman of twenty-five Because he licked her father instead of the other way around this romance ended in the fireman marrying Sissy Not only was it tradition for Rommelys to marry in a church it was also a common tradition in Brooklyn When Sissy married for the second time not in a church but in city hall many shunned her To make things worse Sissy and her husband divorced soon after which was even
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