There are several problems and solutions in the book Frindle, but I would surmise that this question is trying to focus on the main problem and solution. The main conflict in Frindle is the man-versus-man conflict that exists between Nick Allen and Mrs. Granger. It is a fairly straightforward power conflict. Mrs. Granger is the teacher. Nick is the student, and Nick refuses to do what Mrs. Granger has asked. Nick has decided to invent a new word, and the word is "frindle." A frindle is a pen, and Mrs. Granger isn't on board with such a nonsensical, made-up word. Nick is frustrated by the response, because the class had previously discussed how words come to be.
"Who says dog means dog? You do, Nicholas. You and I and everyone in this class and this school and this town and this state and this country. We all agree."
If Nick was a student that wanted nothing more than to please his teacher, the frindle idea and word usage would have been dropped immediately after Mrs. Granger expressed her...
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