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Types of Conflict in Short Story
Transcript of Types of Conflict in Short Story
in Short Story
INTERNAL vs. EXTERNAL
Conflict: a struggle between two opposing forces
a struggle within the mind a character which creates suspense
a struggle between a character and an outside force such as nature or another character, which drives the dramatic action of the plot
Person vs. Self
struggle of deciding what to do or what to think
struggle with laws/beliefs
of a group
Person vs. Nature
struggle with a force
Person vs. Society
struggle with another
Person vs. Fate/
struggle that seems uncontrollable
(out of person's hands)
Person vs. Person
Person vs. Technology/ Machine
struggle with technological advances/machines
struggle with the constrict
Person vs. Time
Please be aware that these conflicts will be discussed using different terms: some teachers will use "character" while others may use the universal term "man"
Conflict does not only exist between humans in literary works.