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Conflict

  1. 1. Conflict What does the word conflict mean to you? Define it in your own words.
  2. 2. Conflict <ul><li>Struggle between opposing forces </li></ul><ul><li>Usually one central conflict </li></ul><ul><li>Many stories have more than one </li></ul>
  3. 3. There are 2 kinds of Conflict <ul><li>External Conflict </li></ul><ul><li>Internal Conflict </li></ul>
  4. 4. External Conflict <ul><li>A character struggles against an outside force, such as nature, a physical obstacle, or another character </li></ul><ul><li>There are 3 kinds of External Conflict: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Character vs. Character </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Character vs. Nature </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Character vs. Society </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Character vs. Character <ul><li>An external conflict that involves a struggle, mental or physical, between two characters in the story </li></ul>
  6. 6. Character vs. Nature <ul><li>An external conflict that involves a struggle between the character and the elements of nature that beyond his/her control. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Character vs. Society <ul><li>An external conflict that involves the struggle between a character and the rules or laws that govern the society in which he/she lives. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Internal Conflict <ul><li>The struggle takes place within a character’s mind, often as the character chooses between two courses of action. </li></ul><ul><li>There is 1 kind of Internal Conflict </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Character vs. Self </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Character vs. Self <ul><li>An internal conflict that involves the struggle between the character and his/her conscience. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Just to sum it all up… <ul><li>Conflict is a struggle between opposing forces </li></ul><ul><li>Two kinds: external and internal </li></ul><ul><li>3 kinds of External? </li></ul><ul><li>1 Kind of Internal? </li></ul>

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