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In "The Naming of Names," a chapter in the Martian chronicles, what is the...

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Posted November 28, 2007 at 4:48 AM via web

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In "The Naming of Names," a chapter in the Martian chronicles, what is the main conflict and its resolution?

If not from that chapter, then just the conflict and resolution from the Martian chronicles.

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gbeatty | College Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted January 3, 2008 at 4:01 AM (Answer #1)

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The conflict in this story is between cultures, both literally and symbolically. Literally, it is between the people from Earth and those from Mars. Symbolically, it is between conquerors and natives, such as Europeans and Native Americans.  How it is resolved depends on where it is in the story and sequence. By that I mean, at first the Earth humans win, renaming things, but then Mars changes them into Martians, and the names change with them.   

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