Man vs Society When Cole went to his first circle justice meeting, it seemed everyone was against him. They all wanted to send him to jail but he didn't want to go so garvey requested an island where he could not hurt anyone and he liked that idea of being alone without anyone around him.
Man vs Nature Cole went to attack the spirit bear thinking the bear would run but it never did. They bear then attacked Cole. Cole then blamed his injury on the bear even though he was the one targetting the bear.
Man vs Self This describes the chapter when Cole was debating whether or not he should give up or keep trying to live. He didn't know is this was gods way of showing him death.