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In John Steinbeck's "Flight", what are Pepe's main external and internal conflicts?

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"Flight" is John Steinbeck's short story about a Mexican-American teenager who commits murder on his first trip to town and is pursued through the redwood country above Monterey, California. 

Pepé Torres is nineteen years old living on a small farm with his mother and two siblings. His father has died ten years before and the boy's mother has "ruled" the farm ever since. Even though his mother very much loves him ("thought him fine and brave") the boy is described as lazy and the mother comments that a coyote looked at her one day, causing the boy to become indolent. In Native American mythology the coyote, or...

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