What are some examples of power struggles among the three principal characters in "Hunters in the Snow"?The principle characters are Frank, Tubs, and Kenny.

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Aside from the psychological power struggle within the inner psychology of each of the theĀ  principle characters in "Hunters in the Snow," Frank, Tubs, and Kenny, one power struggle is for the dominance or independence of Tubs who is weaker and slower by virtue of being overweight. Another power struggle between them is how to conquer nature. They split up to find tracks but find that at least one of them is incompetent to handle the task alone. When reunited, they discover that they are thwarted by the imposition of a fourth person who forbids the conquering of nature on his land. Another one of their power struggles is over the hierarchy of needs. While Kenny lays suffering and clod and bleeding, Tubs and Frank drink and share food and secrets in the comfort of a pub because they got cold.

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