There are numerous instances throughout the book that represent the external conflict between two people. Dana and Rufus, for example, have a complicated relationship that is full of both physical and emotional conflicts. Rufus lies to Dana on multiple occasions, such as when he promises to send letters to Kevin but never does. Their conflict also turns physical during multiple instances. The most poignant moment of physical violence is probably at the end of the novel, where Rufus attempts to rape Dana, Dana stabs Rufus, and Rufus attempts to force Dana to stay in the past, resulting in the loss of Dana's arm.
Other characters that illustrate external conflicts are Tom and Dana, Tom and Rufus, and Alice and Rufus.
Another important conflict which is illustrated in the novel is Dana's internal conflict, whereby she struggles with the knowledge that her relationship with the past is a complicated one. On one hand, she must save Rufus in order to secure her ancestral lineage. On the other...
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