Conflict: • A struggle between opposing forces • Characters in conflict form the basis for novels, short stories, and plays. • Two kinds of conflict: • Internal • External
Conflict • External Conflicts: • The main character struggles against an outside force. • Person vs. Person • Person vs. Nature • Person vs. Society
Man vs. Man • An example of an External Conflict • Two characters fighting against each other
Man vs. Man • Other popular examples include: • Wyle Coyote vs. Road Runner • Batman vs. Joker
Man vs. Nature • Another example of an External Conflict • Individuals fighting against nature… • The elements of nature • Weather • Wilderness • Etc • Illness • Aging
Man vs. Nature • Other popular examples include: • Cast Away • Hatchet • Lost
Man vs. Society • A type of External Conflict that centers around a main character’s struggle with social traditions or society as a whole. • Society: a group of individuals living together as a community.
Conflict • Internal Conflict • Involves a character in conflict with himself or herself.
Man vs. Self • Other Examples: • George in Of Mice and Men. • Rocky in Rocky Balboa (all six movies center around Rocky’s internal struggle)