This conflict is internal. An example of the conflict is when Martin is thinking to himself about how all of his friends will laugh at him when he wears the medicine bag. Another example is when Grandpa talked about how Martin would have to take on the responsibility of the medicine bag and keep the tradition alive. In conclusion, Martin learned that people should be proud of their culture.
The central conflict in “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” is man vs. self because Marguerite is embarrassed about how her grandmother speaks. This is an internal conflict. An example of this is when Marguerite’s grandmother uses the verb is instead of are in front of Mrs. Flowers. Another example is when Marguerite’s grandmother says, “How you Mrs. Flowers?” instead of saying “How are you Mrs. Flowers?” In conclusion, Marguerite learns that people like you for who you are and not who you want to