In each of the stories below, the Main Character's personal difficulties arise from an indirect detraction from another's effort (MC Problem: Oppose). The solution to these difficulties therefore lies in an indirect assistance given to another's efforts (MC Solution: Support). At the point of crisis these Main Characters will have a decision to make: either do things the way they always have (Remain Steadfast) or adopt the alternative viewpoint presented within the story (Change). If they Remain Steadfast then this problem will appear more as a source of drive within the Main Character (it will define them). If they Change then they will do so by adopting the solution.
Lewis’s problem, and the source of his drive, is his opposition to the way he is treated as a nerd which has the potential of holding him back from fulfilling all his dreams of college life. He is even opposed to the idea that he is a nerd, or that any such label should mean anything in terms of what he can and cannot expect to do. He opposes the Alpha-Betas and the Pi Deltas and eventually the whole anti-nerd establishment in his final speech.