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Conflict in Literature (with movie clip examples)

Includes examples from movies that demonstrate different types of literary conflicts.

Jennifer Curtin

on 12 September 2016

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Transcript of Conflict in Literature (with movie clip examples)

Types of Conflict in Literature
Conflict: the struggle between two opposing forces

What it does:
moves the plot
shapes the characters (particularly protagonist)
reveals theme
Internal Conflict
Person vs. Self
Person vs. Society
a struggle between an individual and societal norms, restrictions, or injustice
Person vs. Person
struggle between two people, typically a protagonist and antagonist.

Could also be more than one person opposing the protagonist
Person vs Nature
a struggle with natural elements, such as weather, the outdoors, natural disasters, or animals
External Conflict
Person vs. Person/People
Person vs. Society
Person vs. Nature
Person vs. God/Fate

Types of Conflict in Literature

When someone struggles with identity, opposing desires, or a moral conundrum within one's self
Person vs. God
a struggle with God/gods about one's fate and faith

Can be an INTERNAL struggle "in which one's faith in God or belief in holy works is questioned"

1.Choose one of the movie clips from the Prezi.
2. Identify the type of conflict and explain it. (3-4 Sentences)
Be ready to share your ideas in class!
Demonstrate your understanding...
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