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Conflicts That Shape A Theme In Medicine River

Conflicts That Shape A Theme in Medicine River


Medicine River is a cleverly written novel about an individual coming home to embrace the roots of his family¬Āfs community. The novel is made up of a number of conflicts that make the story complex and interesting to read. There is the prominent conflict between Will and Harlen Bigbear, the one between Will and his father, and the conflict between Will and Louise. By discussing these three conflicts, the reader will see how they help shape a central theme of belonging.
The conflict between Will and Harlen has to do with feuding friends being brought back together again after many years. When Will returns to Medicine River, it is Harlen that persuades Will to open up a photography shop in town, Harlen that hands out business cards for Will, Harlen that introduces Will to Louise, Harlen that convinces Will to join the basketball team, and Harlen, that gives Will the opportunity to become a part...

Posted by: Andres Cisneros

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