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Title: Conflicts%20in%20literature


1
Conflicts in literature
  • OVERVIEW ON THE FOUR TYPES OF CONFLICT AND
    PRACTICE EXERCISES

2
Terms to Know
  • Conflict-the struggle, or problem, between two
    forces in a story
  • External conflict-in literature, a struggle
    between the protagonist and another character
    against nature or some outside force
  • Internal conflict-a struggle that a character has
    with him or herself
  • Protagonist-the main character in a story
  • Antagonist-the main character or force that is in
    conflict with the protagonist

3
Conflicts
Internal Conflicts
External Conflicts
PERSON VS. PERSON
PERSON VS. SOCIETY
PERSON VS. SELF
PERSON VS. NATURE
4
Four Types of Conflicts
  • Person vs. Person
  • Person vs. Self
  • Person vs. Nature
  • Person vs. Society
  • REMEMBER THESE!!!

5
Person vs. Person
  • Two characters within the story have a conflict,
    or problem
  • Protagonist vs. Antagonist
  • Example In the book BANG!, Mann is in conflict
    with his father. Manns father wants him to
    attend school, but Mann skips school.

6
Person vs. Self
  • The main character, or protagonist, experiences
    some kind of internal conflict
  • Example In the story BANG!, Mann has to decide
    if he will begin smoking cigarettes and
    marijuana. He knows it is wrong, but wants to do
    something to feel better about the death of Jason.

7
Person Vs. Nature
  • The main character, or protagonist, is in
    conflict with nature
  • Example Shelly, a person who lives in Ortley
    Beach, recently lost all of her belongings in the
    recent flood during hurricane Sandy.

8
Person vs. Society
  • The main character, or protagonist, is in
    conflict with a larger group a community,
    neighborhood, society, etc.
  • Example Martin Luther King Jr. fought against
    society as he tried to obtain equal rights for
    all.

9
Practice 1 Read each scenario and respond to the
question(s) that follow. (You may review your
conflict sheet to review the definitions.)
  • Mrs. Miller went to the store to buy some chips.
    When she got to the store, she discovered that
    she did not have enough money, so she thought
    about stealing the chips. Which type of conflict
    is Mrs. Miller experiencing?
  • Character vs. self
  • Character vs. nature
  • Character vs. society
  • (Hit the spacebar to reveal the correct answer.)

10
Practice 2 Read each scenario and respond to the
question(s) that follow. (You may review your
conflict sheet to review the definitions.)
  • Mrs. Jazyk is tired of paying so much money for
    gas, so she is trying to persuade the gas
    companies to lower gas prices. Which type of
    conflict is Mrs. Jazyk experiencing?
  • Character vs. Character
  • Character vs. self
  • Character vs. nature
  • Character vs. society

11
Practice 3 Read each scenario and respond to the
question(s) that follow. (You may review your
conflict sheet to review the definitions.)
  • Ms. McMahon and Mr. Noel have an ongoing argument
    about who has the best homeroom class. They try
    to compete with one another to prove that their
    homeroom is the best. Which type of conflict is
    Ms. McMahon experiencing?
  • Character vs. Character
  • Character vs. self
  • Character vs. nature
  • Character vs. society

12
Practice 4 Read each scenario and respond to the
question(s) that follow. (You may review your
conflict sheet to review the definitions.)
  • Mrs. Millers husbands grandparents were living
    in Florida. One day, a hurricane passed through
    the state and they lost their home. Which type of
    conflict did they experience?
  • Character vs. Character
  • Character vs. self
  • Character vs. nature
  • Character vs. society
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