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Identify the kind(s) of conflict present in literary plots SPI 0701.8.9
Conflict Conflict is a struggle between opposing forces Every Every plot must contain some kind of conflict Stories Stories can have more than one conflict
External conflict- outside force may be person, group, animal, nature, or a nonhuman obstacle External conflict- outside force may be person, group, animal, nature, or a nonhuman obstacle Internal conflict- takes place in a character’s mind Internal conflict- takes place in a character’s mind
The INTERNAL Conflict When a character is forced to make a difficult decision, overcome an obstacle or handicap, deal with a loss of some type, etc.
Person vs Person Person vs Environment Person vs Technology
This is mostly seen in the form of two characters against each other. It can also be represented by a group of people. It does not have to be a physical confrontation; it can be a battle between two ideas.
Environment is defined as anything surrounding a person. This can include weather, objects, activities. Basically anything external EXCEPT people.
places a character against man- made things may possess "artificial intelligence".artificial intelligence
1. Jim and Mac disagreed about where they should take the dog they found. 2. Carly struggled to walk through the hot, blowing sand. 3. Sarah couldn't decide what to do that night. Should she study or should she go out? 4. In the high winds, the crew was barely able to keep the ship from tilting sideways. Internal Vs External Person vs Self, person, environment, technology
5. Hector thought, "Why did I ever agree to be in this play? I'll never have the nerve to act in front of an audience.“ 6. The snarling dog placed himself between his master and the angry stranger. 7. All the way home, Jeffrey felt angry with himself. "Why couldn't he open his mouth at a party? Why was he always so shy?" Internal Vs External Person vs Self, person, environment, technology
8. To save your friend from drowning, you throw him a life jacket. Unfortunately, it is not working correctly. It refuses to float. 9. You try to look smart in front of your friends for fear of feeling stupid. 10. Maggie tries to keep herself warm in the classroom every day by wearing a jacket. Internal Vs External Person vs Self, person, environment, technology
1. External - person vs. person 2. External - person vs. environment 3. Internal - person vs. self 4. External - person vs. environment 5. Internal - person vs. self 6. External - person vs. person 7. Internal - person vs. self 8. External - person vs. technology 9. Internal - person vs. self 10. External – person vs. environment
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