Why is CONFLICT important? No conflict, no plot! Plot is created around the conflict… Introduced in rising action… Faced head-on during climax… Begins to work itself out during falling action… Resolved during resolution.
INTERNAL CONFLICTAn internal conflict is between a character and his/her self.
PERSON vs. SELF Struggle takes place in his/her own mind. Usually involves a choice between right and wrong or overcoming emotions or mixed feelings.
EXTERNAL CONFLICTAn external conflict is between a character and an outside force.
PERSON vs. PERSON Protagonist vs. Antagonist The classic “good guy” vs. “bad guy” situation
PERSON vs. SOCIETY Fights against social traditions or rules (fight for freedom, rights, for a cause etc.) Society becomes a “character” of its own Usually comments on positive or negative aspects of real society (SATIRE)