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Internal/External Conflict

The 6 types of external and 1 type of internal conflict are examined, with movie clips and literay examples listed.

Alison Jacoby

on 18 October 2013

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Types of Conflict in Literature
Man vs. Man
The protagonist struggles against the antagonist; good guy versus bad guy.
Man vs. Supernatural
The protagonist struggles against ghosts, monsters, spirits, aliens, the undead, etc.
Man vs. Nature
The protagonist struggles to survive against a force of nature: natural disaster, severe weather, desolation.
Man vs. Self
The protagonist battles with him/herself, usually has something to do with a choice or emotions.
Man vs. Society
The protagonist fights against the society in which he/she lives (for freedom, rights, a cause, etc). "Society" becomes a character in itself. Usually used to comment on real aspects of life (Satire).
Man vs. Fate
The protagonist goes head to head against Fate. Can one change his/ her destiny?
A struggle between opposing forces that provides the central action in stories, plays, and novels. The conflict may occur internally, externally, or both.
External Conflict
involves a character (usually the protagonist) in conflict with an outside force.
Internal Conflict
involves a character in conflict with himself or herself.
The Old Man and the Sea - Hemingway
Hatchet - Gary Paulsen
Life of Pi - Yann Martel
Robinson Crusoe - Daniel Defoe
Into Thin Air - Jon Krakauer
To Build a Fire - Jack London
Why is
Without conflict, there is no plot.
The plot mountain is created around the conflict...
it's introduced in the rising action,
it's faced head-on during the climax,
it begins to work itself out during the falling action,
it's resolved during the resolution.
Misery - Stephen King
The Lord of the Flies - William Golding
The Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
Les Miserables - Victor Hugo
V for Vendetta - Allan Moore
The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood
Romeo & Juliet - Shakespeare
Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury
The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collines
The Lord of the Flies - William Golding
The Tell-Tale Heart - Edgar Allan Poe
Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
Hamlet - Shakespeare
The Story of an Hour - Kate Chopin
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - Robert Louis Stevenson
Antigone - Sohpocles
Oedipus the King - Sophocles
Romeo & Juliet - Shakespeare
Life of Pi - Yann Martel
Dracula - Bram Stoker
Frankenstein - Mary Shelley
The Forest of Hands and Teeth - Carrie Ryan
The Shining - Stephen King
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - Robert Louis Stevenson
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