Clash, difference, struggle, war,
tension, discord, dispute,
indicative of a
tension a fight, or
As you can see…
Man Versus Man
This is perhaps the most obvious
and most played on in literature.
There is usually one protagonist
and one antagonist in a story. The
two are in conflict or
disagreement over some one or
something in the story.
In the novel, Ralph and Jack are
the two who are at conflict over
who should lead the boys.
Ralph represents order and
civilization while Jack represents
chaos, evil, and savagery.
Man versus Nature
This form of conflict is
demonstrated when a character
must fight the elements of nature
in order to survive. In the novel,
we see several instances of this
form of conflict:
• Finding food
• Making shelter
• Making fire
• Finding rescue
Ralph-ordered society Jack-savage society
Man versus Society
Man versus Self
A classic example of internal
conflict is when Piggy tries to
rationalize his participation in
Simon’s murder. He struggles
with the fact that he did what was
unthinkable and convinces
himself it was an accident.
Stories would be very boring! The beast
One of the interesting
conflicts is the perceived
threat of the beast.
Although we never see the
beast, the boys all believe it
exists.This causes unrest in
the young-uns, especially.
Tell what form of conflict each image represents and if it is internal or
Conflict self check: