Strife in a personal manner. I think that all of us identify as a sovereign in some respects as perhaps we feel that each of us remain at the center of our own personal universe come what may. At least that's the perspective we are given. Somewhat sad, particularly to engage a child (whom we also identify with) into a harsh setting so we invoke even more empathy into the unfairness. Know thyself is perfect. The image of banners burning is a strong and historically oft used one.