In this setting Lyddie finds a runaway slave in her home. When she sees him she thinks about turn him in for one hundred dollars. "This man could be worth one hundred dollars....'It is a lot of money', he said gently... 'But I won't'" Lyddie is arguing with herself on if she should return the slave or let him be.
In this setting, Lyddie is arguing with the other girls about signing the petition. The other girls want Lyddie to sign, but she argues with them. '' 'That's it, I will what until I've got all of the money, sign the petition, and exit this city...' 'No!' Lyddie said. 'I mean, please don't sign.' "
This is Man vs. Man because Mistress Cutler fires Lyddie from the tavern, opposing Lyddie. " 'You're dismissed!' she said (Mistress Cutler)", now, Lyddie has no place to work.