What are the key conflicts between the two worlds presented in Tent of Miralces?
The novel Tent of Miracles features stark contrasts between official Brazil and the world of Archanjo.
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The key conflict between these two worlds is that represented by Archanjo's arrest and imprisonment. It was his continued advocating of miscegenation that lead to his imprisonment. It was his lifelong goal to mix the races and thus draw all together as one. Therefore the key conflict between the world of the poor and the world of the powerful is what Archanjo identified as bigotry and blind prejudice, the powers that separate peoples and label some as inferior and others as superior.
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