What is the conflict in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer?For example Man v. Man, Man v. Society, Man v. Supernatural, things like that.

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The primary conflict in the novel is the individual versus society, which is played out in Tom's childish rebellions against Aunt Polly, school, and local approval. The novel tells the story of Tom's efforts to live out his individual dreams and preferences regardless of what Aunt Polly and the rest of polite society have to say about it.