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what is the problem in the book?

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kare24 | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted October 18, 2007 at 2:06 PM via web

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what is the problem in the book?

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renelane | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Educator

Posted October 18, 2007 at 8:02 PM (Answer #1)

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One of the conflicts in the book is overcoming obstacles. The dire poverty that  Beetle endures, and her quest to reach her potential create a "two steps forward,one step back" situation. It is her enduring spirit that keeps her striving to overcome the circumstances she has had to live.

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lk14v | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted April 8, 2010 at 10:04 AM (Answer #2)

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Well.....I think the main problem is that Alyce kept on facing problems ever since she started being a midwife's apprentice and so the solution would be that she would have to "take 2 steps forward and one step back" just like renelane had said

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