The Fighter By Walter Dean Myers

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The conflict of the story “The Fighter”, written by Walter Dean Myers, is that Billy Giles is having trouble with some things such as money issues. Billy Giles does not have a lot of money so he has to fight and box to get paid. His wife Johnnie Mae does not want him fighting so he has to keep the pride to stay in the fight without his wife finding out. In the beginning of the story the text states, “Billy Giles told his wife that he was going to the gym to work out. If he told her the truth, that he was going to fight again, he knew she would have cried” (27). This shows that Billy can’t tell the truth to his wife. If he told his wife that he was fighting, he knew that she wouldn’t let him even if it provided money for the family. In the

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