Skills Unit 2• Literary Analysis – Character & Characterization – Setting – Theme – Symbolism• Reading Skills – Making Inferences – Drawing Conclusions
Can progress be made without conflict?A conflict is a struggle between two or moreopposing forces. Sometimes these opposingsides face a confrontation in order to address themotives, or reasons, behind the conflict.Then, progress, in the form of reconciliation, canbe achieved. Progress involves change in asituation or a relationship, generally for the better.At times, adversaries must compromise andnegotiate in order to resolve differences andmove forward. Progress can take on manyforms, and at times, it can happen without conflict.
Connecting to the LiteratureThe readings in this unit will help you thinkabout different types of conflict and thedifferent ways progress is, and isnot, achieved. Each reading will give youan insight into the Big Question. At the endof the unit, you will see how your ideashave grown and changed.
Big Question Vocabulary From Book Debate Radical Motive Oppose Resolve Unify Adversity Concession Progress Change Confrontation ReconciliationCompromise Negotiate Struggle