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“The Nest”
Conflict is a struggle between opposing forces. In the story, “The Nest” by
Robert Zacks the main conflict is interpersonal conflict (character vs character).
There is a strong interpersonal conflict between Jimmy and his mother because
they have an argument about Paul. Mom thinks that Paul is a bad influence on
Jimmy and refuses to let them go on a hike together. Jimmy disagrees with his
Mom and tells her that she is wrong about Paul and as a result they begin to
argue. In the story Mom says, “We won’t discuss it further… Remember Jimmy
every time we’ve disagreed, it turned out I knew what I was talking about.” Mom
later realizes that she misjudged Paul and allows Jimmy to form a friendship with
him and as a result, the interpersonal conflict between Jimmy and his Mom is