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In my opinion, all the types of conflict occur in "the Miracle Worker".
There is internal conflict such as man versus self. There is also external
conflict such as man versus man, man versus nature and also man versus society.
An example of man versus self, is in act, scene eight. In this scene, Annie is
struggling with her own memories of her dead brother jimmy and of the state alms
house. There is another example of conflict in the story. This one is of man
versus man. It is all of act II, scene three. Annie spends the entire pantomime
struggling and fighting with Helen for control. Annie ends up winning and Helen
ate with a spoon on her own and folded her napkin. An example of man versus
society is in act II, scene two. Here, the whole family is seated around the
dinner table and Jimmy and Captain Keller are having a conversation about the
Civil War. Helen is taking what she pleases off of everybody’s plate. When
Annie stands her ground and tries to discipline Annie, the whole family tries to
stop her because of the pity that they feel. Annie is there for in a struggle
for power in the household. "The Miracle Worker" is a story mainly about man
versus nature. The whole play is an example of this. Annie is always struggling
against her blindness and defness.
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Cinema of the United States, Films, Helen Keller, Arts, The Miracle Worker, English-language films, United Artists films, Little Orphan Annie, Miracle Worker, The Miracle, Conflict
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