In the novel In the Time of the Butterflies, what is a person vs. society conflict?

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There are numerous "man vs. society" conflicts in Alvarez's novel.  Of course, there is a free society vs. a dictatorship, ie, Trujillo's reign vs. the "movement" for freedom that Lio and Minerva fight for.  In Trujillo's dictatorship, no one can freely express their opinions or opposition to the government without severe consequences:  prison, or even death. 

One particular example that comes to mind is when Minerva...

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