hello, I want to ask about the plot of the story the old grandfather and his little grandson (retold by loe tolstoy) and the conflict for this story 

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mizradane | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Valedictorian

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I do not know what you mean by the "conflict" for this story.

But here is the plot:

A grand father got so old that his legs didn't work any more, he was blind, deaf, and he didn't have any teeth. His daughter-in-law got tired of the mess he would make at the table, so she made him eat behind the stove out of a cup. One day he fumbled with the cup and broke it, making a mess. The daughter-in-law began grumbling about that and said from now on she would feed him from a wash pan.

A day or so later the daughter-in-law and son were watching the grand son play with blocks on the floor in their home. The boy was obviously building something with a concentrated passion. His father asked him what he was building. The small boy replied, "Why, Mother, Father, I am building a wash pan, for when you get old I will be able to feed you from."

The daughter-in-law and son began to cry and held their heads in shame. From then on they set a place at the table for the old man, and the daughter-in-law no longer grumbled as she had about the messes the old grand father made. (Leo Tolstoy)

This story has been told in different versions. This is just a general Idea of the plot. : )

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