What is the conflict in Toni Cade Bambara's "Blues Ain't No Mockin' Bird"?

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One of the most dominant conflicts in Toni Cade Bambara's "Blues Ain't No Mockin' Bird" is character vs. character.

Granny Cain has discovered that two men are filming the fields around her property and approaching her house with the purpose of filming her house and its surrounding grounds. Granny is instantly insulted because she feels they are violating her family's privacy and rights as human beings, as she implies when she comes out onto the porch and tells the young narrator, "Go tell that man we ain't a bunch of trees," meaning that if the Cains were only...

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