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What are the conflicts presented in "The Life You Save May Be Your Own"?

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Posted May 11, 2009 at 11:12 PM via web

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What are the conflicts presented in "The Life You Save May Be Your Own"?

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

Posted May 11, 2009 at 11:36 PM (Answer #1)

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There are many conflicts in this story:

A money-hungry family looking for material gains versus their inability to see what they already have.

The expression of fulfilment versus the constant want and need for material possessions.

The need versus the want, and the emptiness that it all leads to.

A thorough analysis of these very themes are available in the link provided.

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