What is external conflict in "content of the dead man's pocket", can u give me example, thanks

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In Jack Finney's story "Contents of the Dead Man's Pocket," there is certainly an external conflict between the protagonist , Tom Benecke, and his surroundings, or "nature.  This type of conflict is called external because it occurs between the character and an outside force; this particular kind...

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In Jack Finney's story "Contents of the Dead Man's Pocket," there is certainly an external conflict between the protagonist, Tom Benecke, and his surroundings, or "nature.  This type of conflict is called external because it occurs between the character and an outside force; this particular kind of conflict is commonly known as man versus nature.

In "Contents of the Dead Man's Pocket," Tom struggles to make back into his apartment after finding himself in a very dangerous and precarious position on the ledge outside his window.  When attempting to retrieve an important work document, Tom steps onto the ledge outside his window and follows the paper far enough to put himself in considerable peril.

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