Man vs. Self- Georg deciding if he should be friends with Ulrich
Should I be friends with him?
Man vs. Nature- Lightning hitting tree and falling on men
Man vs. Society- court having to settle disputes between the two men
Ulrich says: "Neighbour, if you will help me to bury the old quarrel I - I will ask you to be my friend." Georg Znaeym was silent for so long that Ulrich thought, perhaps, he had fainted with the pain of his injuries. pg4
Man vs. Man- Ulrich and Georg against eachother
Why is he here?
And before the moment of hesitation had given way to action a deed of Nature's own violence overwhelmed them both. A fierce shriek of the storm had been answered by a splitting crash over their heads, and a falling beech tree had thundered down on them. pg2
A famous lawsuit had wrested it from the illegal possession of a neighbouring family of petty landowners; and a long series of poaching affrays and similar scandals had embittered their relationship. pg1
Georg says: "Death and damnation to you, Ulrich von Gradwitz." "The same to you, Georg Znaeym, forest-thief, game-snatcher." pg3