What conflict in "The Scarlet Ibis" could fit with Man vs. TECHNOLOGY?I have to do a conflict chart and I already found conflicts for man vs. man, man vs. self, man vs. society, and man vs. nature,...

What conflict in "The Scarlet Ibis" could fit with Man vs. TECHNOLOGY?

I have to do a conflict chart and I already found conflicts for man vs. man, man vs. self, man vs. society, and man vs. nature, just not man vs. technology. Are there any examples from the story of man vs. technology?

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I think you may be able to argue that little Doodle could have benefited from modern medical technology had he been given the chance. The family just seemed to accept the doctor's verdict after Doodle was born that he would not survive for long. Had they gotten a second or third opinion, they might have found a physician who could have helped him more. His inability to walk could have been helped by braces even during the time period of the story, and heart medication must have been available as well. A doctor willing to operate on Doodle may have also found a way to help him, thereby assuring the family that he would be with them much longer than he was. A tutor or private teacher could have helped him catch up somewhat with his special educational needs. Of course, had Doodle been born several decades later, even more scientific and medical advancements would have been available to help him.

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