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Conflicts In the three stories To Build a Fire The Use of Force and A and P there are some different conflicts A conflict is struggle between two or more objects In these stories the three different conflicts are man versus nature man versus man and man versus self The three stories that contain these conflicts are To Build a Fire by Jack London The Use of Force by Williams Carlos Williams and A and P by John Updike The first story to talk about is To Build a Fire then The Use of Force and lastly A and P The story To Build a Fire by London has one of the most unpredictable conflicts in it The conflict in this story is man versus nature The two forces in the story are the man and the freezing cold In the story a man is trying to get to his destination and the cold weather is stopping him from making it their To beat the cold the man tries to forget about being cold chew tobacco and start a fire to stay warm The cold does defend it by freezing the tobacco on his beard and putting out the fire with some snow Through out this struggle between man versus nature nature comes out victorious In the story The Use of Force the conflict is probably the most common in stories In this story by williams he uses man versus man conflict The doctor and the young girl are the two forces that are going against each other The problem is that the doctor is trying to figure out why the girl is sick but he cant because she will not open her mouth The three ways the doctor tried to over come this problem was to get her to believe that he was there to help get the parents to help him and also tried to use a spatula
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