Lullaby Questions and Answers
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How are some of the conflicts in Lullaby resolved in the story?

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There are two main types of conflict in literature.  One is an internal conflict, or a decision that one has to make.  The other is an external conflict, which is with an outside force.  The two most common external conflicts are between characters and between a character and society.  Other external conflicts can be with nature, technology, or the supernatural.


In Lullaby , both internal and external conflicts are presented.  The story begins with Ayah thinking back over her life and considering her choices.  Whenever we rehash memories, there...

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