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Explain how the author brings out the theme of conflict in "Sredni Vashtar"

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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.

Every Thursday, in the dim and musty silence of the tool-shed, he...

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