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What is the conflict in the book called "Going Solo" written by Roald Dahl?This is a...

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moreland | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted May 31, 2009 at 3:15 AM via web

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What is the conflict in the book called "Going Solo" written by Roald Dahl?

This is a question for my project I can't answer because I don't know what the conflict is!

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Michelle Ossa | College Teacher | (Level 3) Educator Emeritus

Posted May 31, 2009 at 9:04 AM (Answer #1)

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For your project it is more than acceptable to say that, since Going Solo is a continuation of "Boy", it is understandably a more complex memoir which focuses on the complexities of becoming a young adult in times of war, and how it affects the entire route of your life. Roald Dahl was a very normal kid with outstanding observations that are evident in every single one of his stories. A person of this nature would never fit in an environment of monotony and provincial predictability, hence, the fact that he accepted a position in Tanzania and then joined the war efforts is conflict enough for a person whose main ability is to observe the behaviors of others in times of peace, and now he is doing the same in times of war.

In his stories he mentions characters, incidents, shocks, surprises, and many more instances that he (even as a gifted writer) had never expected. This is indeed a conflict in the life of a person whose talent is in analyzing what is predictable through the unpredictable.

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