Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson

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What is the major conflict in Bridge to Terabithia—and what type of conflict is it? in the whole book

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In Katherine Paterson's novel, Bridge to Terabithia, I think there are several conflicts, some of which do not become as important until the later part of the story.

However, the conflict that seems to generate and move the plot along, in my opinion, is man vs. society.

Jess has dreams of impressing his school mates (which is destroyed when Leslie joins the school and beats everyone else).

One time last year Jesse had won. Not just the first heat but the whole shebang. Only once. but it had put into his mouth a taste fr winning...For the rest of that day, and until after lunch on the next, he had been "the fastest kind in the third,...

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