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Copy of Types of Conflict

describes types of conflict in stories and gives examples
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Mary Dicciani

on 1 July 2013

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Man vs. Self
This is an
internal
conflict.
Man vs. Nature
This is another
external
conflict.
What is conflict?
Every story has conflict
- it's what drives 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.....
Man vs. Man
In this type of conflict, Man struggles against one or more people.
Man 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 it "Man."
This is an
external
conflict.
This conflict is when Man
fights against social norms
and rules.
This is when Man has to fight against natural elements, usually for survival.
In this type of conflict, Man faces his own inner problems.
This can include choosing between
good and evil
, between
logic and emotion
, etc.
Examples:
"Hatchet" by Gary Paulsen
"Cast Away"
Examples:
"The Hunger Games" series by Suzanne Collins
Man is the protagonist
(good guy)
,
the other guy is the antagonist (bad guy).
Examples:
"Romeo and Juliet" by W. Shakespeare
Any civil rights movement or revolution.
"Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" by Robert L. Stevenson
Examples:
"The Dark Knight"
"Lost"
"Fight Club" by Chuck Palahniuk
"Harry Potter" series by J. K. Rowling
Most superhero stories.
Man
Nature!
External
Conflict
v.
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