Du Maurier creates conflict through relationships around the protagonist and Maxim as the protagonist suffers from anxiety and prone to depression. Du Maurier uses repetition in, “He did not belong to me at all, he belonged to Rebecca”, showing that the protagonist becomes consumed with jealousy about Maxim’s love towards Rebecca. Therefore, it is obvious that Du Maurier constructs conflict through the complexity of relationships as the protagonist thinks that she will never personate Rebecca’s elegance, beauty and sophistication. Du Maurier uses visual imagery in the metaphor, “One day the woman would grow old or tired or different and Maxim would not love her anymore, but Rebecca would never grow old”, proving that the protagonist will never be able to compete with Rebecca for Maxim’s love. Thus, it is evident that the protagonist compares herself to Rebecca and declines into a state of depression and jealousy as Du Maurier creates conflict around Maxim and the protagonist. Furthermore, Du Maurier uses visual imagery, “I wish I was a woman about thirty six dressed in black – satin”, which clarifies that the protagonist wants to be Rebecca as she becomes conflicted with the memory of Rebecca. Hence, it is unmistakable that Du Maurier constructs conflict through the complexity of relationships around the protagonist who suddenly loses a faith in Maxim. In addition, Du Maurier uses metaphor in, “that funny young look I loved”, proves that Maxim is recalling the protagonist previous nature and how it has changed. Therefore, it is evident that Du Maurier creates conflict around Maxim and the protagonist as the protagonist loses her innocence because of the tainted memory of Rebecca and the constant shadow of her, which ruins Maxim and her relationship.
Du Maurier created conflict through the complexity of relationships such as corruption around the protagonist and Ms Danvers. Du Maurier uses strong emotive language in, “nobody wants you at Manderley, we were all right until you came”, proving that Ms Danvers is deliberately vicious towards the protagonist to drive her away from Manderley. Thus, it is obvious that Du Maurier constructs conflict through relationships between Ms Danvers and the protagonist as she suffers from anxiety and loses her self – worth because individuals corrupt her. Du Maurier uses strong emotive language in, “it’s you who ought to be lying in the crypt, not her”, showing that Ms Danvers is purposely rude towards the protagonist because of her friendship with Rebecca. Hence, it is unmistakable that Du Maurier creates conflict through the complexity of relationships as the protagonist loses her naivety by reinforcing the character weakening resolve around corrupt individuals. Moreover, in the rhetorical question, “why don’t you go? He doesn’t want you, he never