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Types of Conflict

describes types of conflict in stories and gives examples
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Kristyn Clark

on 9 December 2015

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Transcript of Types of Conflict

Character vs. Self
This is an
internal
conflict.
Character 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.....
Character vs. Character
In this type of conflict, Character struggles against one or more people.
Character 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 "Character."
This is an
external
conflict.
This conflict is when Character fights against the rules of a group of people.
This is when Character has to fight against a sickness or something in nature to survive.
In this type of conflict, Character 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 Hiding Place
by Corrie Ten Boom
Character is the protagonist
(good guy)
,
the other guy is the antagonist
(bad guy)
.
Examples:
Romeo and Juliet
by Shakespeare
Any civil rights movement
"Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" by Robert L. Stevenson
Examples:
"The Dark Knight"
"Lost"
Your turn:
Name that conflict!


The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis
Most superhero stories.
Character
Nature!
External
Conflict
v.
Objectives:

CO: I can understand the four types of conflict.

LO: I can explain how I sorted events from movies, real life, and
Stolen Children
into the four types of conflict.
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