what is the conflict in chapter 5

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The main conflict that emerges from chapter 5 exists between the kids (Dill, Jem and Scout) and Atticus. When the kids create their game, acting out One Man's Family, and proceed to try to send a note to Boo Radley on the fishing pole, they are going against Atticus's express wishes that they leave Boo Radley alone. This can be defined as man vs. man; it could also be interpreted as in internal conflict for the kids, in that they know what they are doing might anger Atticus, yet they continue the shenanigans to get Boo to come out.