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Types of Conflict

describes types of conflict in stories and gives examples
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Mindee Calabrese

on 24 August 2016

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Transcript of Types of Conflict

Individual vs. Self
This is an
internal
conflict.
Individual vs. Nature
This is another
external
conflict.
What is conflict?
Every story has problems called conflicts.
They drive the plot.
It all starts with
the protagonist,
a.k.a. the "good guy"
The protagonist can be
a man, woman, child, dog, robot, alien, etc.....
Individual vs. Individual
In this type of conflict, the individualstruggles
against one or more people.
Individual vs. Society
This is also an
external
conflict.
Types of Conflict
Conflict usually gets
introduced in the
rising action...
is faced in the climax...
starts to wind down in the falling action...
and is resolved in the resolution.
So, what are some basic types of conflict?
To keep it simple, we'll just call them "Individual."
This is an
external
conflict.
This conflict is when the individual fights
against the rules of a group of people.
This is when the Individual has to fight
against a sickness or something in nature to survive.
In this type of conflict, the Individual faces
problems in his own
heart
and
mind
.
This can include
making a decision
or
feeling bad about something.
Examples:
"Hatchet" by Gary Paulsen
"Cast Away"
Examples:
"The Hunger Games" series by Suzanne Collins
"Individual" is the protagonist
the other guy is the antagonist
Examples:
Any civil rights movement
"Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" by Robert L. Stevenson
Examples:
"The Dark Knight"
Your turn:
Name that conflict!


"Harry Potter" series by J. K. Rowling
Most superhero stories.
Character
Nature!
External
Conflict
v.
Individual vs. Supernatural
In this type of conflict the character is faced with a
supernatural force.

Examples:
Most horror films:

Individual vs. Technology/Machines
This is an
external conflict
In this conflict the individual is up against a machine or a technological force.
This is an
external conflict
Examples:
The Terminato
r
I Robot
Dracula
by Bram Stoker
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