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What are the conflicts in the story?

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What are the conflicts in the story?

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There are many conflicts, and many types of conflict, in this story (if you define "conflict" as any sort of clash or disagreement). The first is between the stories told—how old is the narrator?
The second is a restatement of what the box being transported contains.
The third is a conflict between the smell and comfort, and the fourth is confusion over the source of that smell (cheese or dead body).

Cigar smoke vs. cheese smell.

All these stresses vs. the narrator's health.

And subject matter (serious) vs. tone (humorous).


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