side. The meaning of this story is being a traitor. To be called Benedict Arnold, would be calling someone a traitor. The conflicts in this story is man vs. society and man vs. man. The first conflict, man vs. society, starts after Benedict Arnold was able to get all these victories over the British army.He wanted people to give him recognition, but he came to realize that he wasn’t getting what he wanted. This caused him to switch sides. The second conflict, man vs. man, come up when he switches sides. The conflict is between Benedict Arnold and the British, and the American army. Benedict Arnold was willing to turn over the US post and West Point in exchange for money and a place on the British army. The two themes in this story is being a traitor, and selfishness. The first theme, being a traitor, causes people to switch sides, another team. This is shown throughout his time with the British, because he was successful on the American side. He would defeat the British on many occasions, but decided to switch sides, and become a traitor to the Americans. The second theme, selfishness, causes people to think about themselves. The reason he is called atraitor is because of the reason why he switched sides. He wanted to be recognized as an American hero by his people, but they didn’t do it the way he wanted it, so he switched sides, and screwed the US over. He did this just because of himself, he didn’t think of anyone else in this situation. Source: History.com Staff. “Benedict Arnold.” History.com, A&E Television Networks, 2009, .