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What is the conflict of the story "The Slave Dancer"?

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apuca01 | eNotes Newbie

Posted December 30, 2007 at 6:25 AM via web

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What is the conflict of the story "The Slave Dancer"?

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sullymonster | College Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted December 30, 2007 at 12:03 PM (Answer #1)

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The conflict of this story is man vs. self.  The story deals with Jessie's realization that she was kidnapped as a young child and her family is not actually her own.  She has many interactions and even problems with different characters throughout the story, but the plot is dominated with her attempt to deal with what happened to her.  Her struggle with herself to cope and understand is what moves the plot forward, and is therefore the central conflict.

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ninjacupcakestotherescue | Student | eNotes Newbie

Posted August 17, 2011 at 4:05 AM (Answer #2)

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I agree with sullymonster's answer although Jessi is a HIM not a HER. fyi.

 

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