What are some conflicts in Miguel Street?

Expert Answers

An illustration of the letter 'A' in a speech bubbles

Bogart is arrested for bigamy or having two wives. This is an example of a man vs society conflict in two ways: Bogart feels the pressure to father a child because of cultural beliefs about masculinity, and he is eventually punished by that same society for attempting to fulfill this idea.

Popo has similar issues proving his masculinity to the others on Miguel St. The ways that he struggles with his reputation because of his relationship to his wife represent a man vs society conflict as well. In another case, Popo's failure to finish any of his woodworking projects could be considered a man vs self conflict.

When Morgan's house burns down, Morgan experiences a man vs nature conflict because no one set the fire, but it still destroys so much of his life.

Approved by eNotes Editorial Team

We’ll help your grades soar

Start your 48-hour free trial and unlock all the summaries, Q&A, and analyses you need to get better grades now.

  • 30,000+ book summaries
  • 20% study tools discount
  • Ad-free content
  • PDF downloads
  • 300,000+ answers
  • 5-star customer support
Start your 48-Hour Free Trial