“How to tell Renata” Notes on Conflict Kuny 2009
Notes on Conflict: Conflict is the struggle that the protagonist undergoes in a short story. There are two categories of conflict (internal and external), and within those there are five types of conflicts.
Internal Conflict • The character struggles against his or her own morals, beliefs, desires, weaknesses, etc. • Character vs. Self
External Conflict • The character struggles against another character or force beyond himself or herself. 2. Character vs. Character 3. Character vs. Society 4. Character vs. Environment (nature) 5. Character vs. Unknown (Supernatural)