The Bargain Ox: Conflict of Man vs. Man


The type of conflict in this story is Man vs. Man. The father is fighting
against Cramer to grow the biggest pumpkin. The author sets this conflict up by
Stanley writing an article in the newspaper and Cramer seeing it. Cramer then
teases Sam about growing pumpkins. This is because for the past few years it
was Cramer who won the contest. So throughout the entire story Sam is trying to
grow this giant pumpkin when the ox just goes and tramples the pumpkin patch.
Sam seems almost devastated. He even asks God for hail over his crops, but then
it seemed to Sam a miracle happened. The biggest pumpkin ever grown there had
grown in the crushed pumpkin patch. Cramers pumpkins could not even compete
with Sam\'s enormous pumpkin.Therefore, Sam won the battle and beat his
protagonist.

Category: English