In "The Lady, or the Tiger?"what are two man vs society conflicts?

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Great question! I think one approach you could take is to think of the internal conflict that is going on within the "semibarbaric" king that we are introduced to in the first paragraph:

In the very olden time, there lived a semibarbaric king, whose ideas, though somewhat polished and sharpened by the progressiveness of distant Latin neighbours, were still large, florid, and untrammelled, as became the half of him which was barbaric.

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To add to the excellent answer provided by accessteacher, I think another valid man vs society conflict would be the victim of the arena versus the arena itself. The arena could be connected to a value of their society, as it is the means of which they execute justice. The person in question, who is the accused is confronted by this societal value and the resolution of this conflict would be which door the person would choose. Also, another one, but one that is perhaps sketchy, would be the princess vs society. She, by finding out what is behind which door, is directly combating the supposed purpose of the arena, that is to give out divine judgement. By interfering with this process, she could be said to be conflicting against it.

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