Explain how the author brings out the theme of conflict in "Sredni Vashtar"
One of the best ways authors generally bring out the theme of conflict in their writing is to portray a struggle between opposing values.
For example, in this short story, Conradin and his guardian both hold completely different views about life and happiness; this just means that they don't share the same personal values. Therein lies the conflict. Despite his seeming physical affliction, Conradin wants to live a normal life. Additionally, he is lonely and bereft of affection. His guardian doesn't understand him; her myopic beliefs about respectability fail to take into account Conradin's emerging individuality and personal inclinations.
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