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What is the conflict in The White Stag?  

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darkstar562 | Student | eNotes Newbie

Posted February 21, 2010 at 9:08 AM via web

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What is the conflict in The White Stag?

 

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speamerfam | College Teacher | (Level 2) Senior Educator

Posted February 21, 2010 at 12:19 PM (Answer #1)

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The conflict in The White Stag begins when Nimrod dies and his sons, Hunor and Magyar, become the leaders of the tribe.  As time goes by, the brothers diverge in their personalities and the tribe becomes split by this, with some preferring to be followers of Hunor and others preferring to be followers of Magyar. Both brothers have been charged by their father with leading to tribe to their Promised Land, but they disagree about the means to do that as well. So, it is possible to say there are two conflicts, one conflict between the brothers, and the conflict inherent in the struggle to reach the Promised Land. 

This story is meant to be the story of the Huns and the Magyars and the history leading up to the "scourge of the earth," Attila the Hun, who, as we can tell from his name, is a descendant of Hunor. 

This was one of my favorite stories as a child, and it pleases me to see it being read today. 

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Posted March 27, 2012 at 9:43 AM (Answer #2)

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carverwalk310230 | Student , Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted March 27, 2012 at 9:44 AM (Answer #3)

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The conflict in The White Stag begins when Nimrod dies and his sons, Hunor and Magyar, become the leaders of the tribe.  As time goes by, the brothers diverge in their personalities and the tribe becomes split by this, with some preferring to be followers of Hunor and others preferring to be followers of Magyar. Both brothers have been charged by their father with leading to tribe to their Promised Land, but they disagree about the means to do that as well. So, it is possible to say there are two conflicts, one conflict between the brothers, and the conflict inherent in the struggle to reach the Promised Land. 

This story is meant to be the story of the Huns and the Magyars and the history leading up to the "scourge of the earth," Attila the Hun, who, as we can tell from his name, is a descendant of Hunor.

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