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Conflict is the struggle which grows out of two opposing forces whether the forces being man versus man man verses himself man verses nature man versus fate or man versus society Good examples of conflict can be found in almost any book Little Women by Louisa May Alcott is full of all types of internal and external conflict Little Women is a book about four sisters Meg Jo Beth and Amy who live with their mother during the time of the Civil War which their father is out fighting The first example of conflict used in Little Women is when Amy the youngest sister listens to her older sisters saying that it was dreadful to be poor and replies with the comment I dont think its fair for some girls to have plenty of pretty things and other girls nothing at all This shows conflict between man and society because Amy is comparing herself to the girls of higher society Little Women also contains other types of conflict Another kind is man versus man Man versus man conflict is shown when Meg and Jo get envied to see a play with their neighbor Laurie Amy desperately wants to go with them to see the play but Jo sternly tells her she is just too young to go Amy in return of Jos harsh remarks gets mad and finds the book Jo is writing throws it in the fire and burns it The next day Jo can not find her book and finds out Amy burnt it She rages in anger and fights with Amy and says she will never forgive her An example of man versus nature conflict happens when Beth gets sick While the girls mother is away the sisters have to take over her chores and jobs One of her jobs is to care for the Hummel family The Hummel family is a poor family that has a sick baby and will
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