What are the main conflicts in Circe?

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In Madeline Miller’s retelling of the classical Greek tale, Circe rather than Odysseus is the hero. The primary conflict types are the individual versus society, as Circe finds herself pitted against strong social forces. Another significant conflict type is person versus person: Circe understands that she has met an appropriate match in Odysseus, and she struggles to dominate him. A third type of conflict is gender-based, between elements of society; the female characters oppose the strongly patriarchal Greek society through exercising the powers that are transferred through...

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