The wealthy Mr. Bingley has moved into the neighborhood and is without a wife. Mr. and Mrs. Bennet see this as an opportunity for one of their daughters to marry the rich man. At Mr. Bingley's ball, he danced with daughter Jane once and Elizabeth twice. Elizabeth is seen as Mr. Bingley's second favorite of the sisters. Jane is invited to Mr. Bingley's manner but catches a cold and is being taken care of there.
I admire the way Gregory manages to portray different perspectives so uninfluenced by each other. When I read the Other Boleyn Girl I was unsympathetic towards Katherine of Aragon. Reading this novel, I greatly admire Katherine. I'm very impressed that my predisposition against Katherine has changed into admiration for her. A+, Gregory. A+.
The conflict in this story is character vs. nature. I can prove that it is character vs. nature because he is fighting the struggle of being out doors. He is fight the cold, hunger, animals, bugs, plants, and even the heat. He is fighting to survive in the outdoors and so he can go home and live indoors where he is safe from all of the obstacles and pain from the outdoors.