By the end of this lesson, you will be able to: identify Conflict as it appears in literature. identify Conflict as it appears in literature. distinguish between Internal and External conflict. distinguish between Internal and External conflict. place conflict in one of three subcategories. place conflict in one of three subcategories.
Internal Conflict Definition: A struggle that takes place in a character's mind is called internal conflict.
Internal Conflict is … NOT a visual or tangible opposition. a character dealing with his or her own mixed feelings or emotions.
Example of Internal Conflict A character may have to decide between right and wrong or between two solutions to a problem. A character may have to decide between right and wrong or between two solutions to a problem.
Internal Conflict Subcategory Man vs. himself Internal conflict is often referred to as man vs. himself since the struggle is inside ones head.
Man vs. Himself Examples Samantha choosing between helping Chip or remaining loyal to her father Chips struggle with his appearance John Clewts battle with alcoholism
Internal Conflict Quiz Question 3: Question 3: Internal conflict is often referred to as: Internal conflict is often referred to as: a.man vs. man man vs. man vs. man b.man vs. himself man vs. himselfman vs. himself c.man vs. external forces man vs. external forcesman vs. external forces
External Conflict Definition: A struggle between a character and an outside force is an external conflict.
External Conflict Subcategories Man vs. Man Man vs. Environment
Man vs. Man 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.
Man vs. Man Examples Chip vs. local hunters Chip vs. local hunters Sam vs. father Sam vs. father
Man vs. Environment Environment is defined as anything surrounding a person. This can include weather, objects, activities. Basically anything external EXCEPT people.
Man vs. Environment Examples Chip vs. hunting laws Chip vs. hunting laws Sam vs. swamp at night Sam vs. swamp at night
External Conflict Quiz Question 1: Which is NOT an example of external conflict? a.other characters other charactersother characters b.forces of nature forces of natureforces of nature c.decisions decisions
External Conflict Quiz Question 2: One subcategory of external conflict is: a.man vs. man man vs. man vs. man b.man vs. himself man vs. himselfman vs. himself c.man vs. literature man vs. literatureman vs. literature
External Conflict Quiz Question 3: Samantha having to sleep in the swamp overnight is an example of: a.man vs. mud man vs. mudman vs. mud b.man vs. environment man vs. environmentman vs. environment c.man vs. supernatural man vs. supernaturalman vs. supernatural
External Conflict Quiz Question 4: A conflict cannot be categorized as man vs. man when: a.the struggle is with more than 1 character. the struggle is with more than 1 character.the struggle is with more than 1 character. b.there is a physical confrontation. there is a physical confrontation.there is a physical confrontation. c.the opposition is not human. the opposition is not human.the opposition is not human.
Conflict Quick Review Internal ConflictExternal Conflict MAN VS. HIMSELF MAN VS. MAN MAN VS. ENVIRONMENT *not tangible*other characters*any outside force *in the mind *not just physical confrontation*anything in surroundings *decisions, feelings, emotions*opposing ideas *weather, objects, activities