Presentation on theme: "Conflict The idea that directs the plot; the whole point of the plot is to solve the conflict."— Presentation transcript:
Conflict The idea that directs the plot; the whole point of the plot is to solve the conflict
Conflict Man vs. Self- causes own problems Man vs. Man - another character(s) Man vs. Society- expect. of the society Man vs. Supernatural/Fate- uncontrollable Man vs. Nature- forces of nature Man vs. Technology- anything man made Protagonist vs. Antagonist
Internal - any problem that requires a decision on the part of the character Man vs. Society- character must choose whether to fight or succumb Man vs. Self- character causes his own problems Man vs. Supernatural/fate- character must choose whether to fight or succumb Man vs. Nature- character must choose whether to fight or succumb Man vs. Man- character must choose whether to fight or succumb Man vs. Technology- character must choose whether to fight or succumb
External - any problem that forces a problem from an outside source Man vs. Society- the expectations of society are pitted against the desire of the characters will? Who wins? Man vs. Supernatural/fate- the protagonist must struggle against an intangible force(s) Man vs. Nature- the protagonist is pitted against a force of nature Man vs. Man- character must choose how to handle a problem with another individual/group of individuals Man vs. Technology- the protagonist must struggle against a force created by itself
Conflicts pit the protagonist against the antagonist. The plot is the series of events that bring the conflict to a climax and then resolve it. Not every protagonist is good. Not every antagonist is bad. The author deliberately chooses whether to develop a bad character as the protagonist or whether to follow a good character through his/her struggle.
Look deeper... You are more than what you have become.
A war Fight with friends Legal battle over property Abusive situation A race to uncover the truth a fight for ownership A game
indecision A moral dilemma deciding who to trust a confusing situation Determining the best way to fix a broken situation A decision about the future insecurity
A tornado A hurricane Cold or heat fighting against the urban jungle Surviving when stranded Surviving an animal attack time is running out
Adult expectations Success is making a lot of money Tall is attractive trying to find acceptance by being yourself Beauty is looking like a model Good grades = good person Measure of success
coincidences Why me? It was just meant to be... If only I would have... questioning ones faith 10 seconds earlier
Easier = Better Pandoras Box science experiment gone bad the too-human computer vaccines that mutate
Conflict = Example 1: Example 2: Example 3: Example 4: Rich young woman struggling against her morality man vs. self conflict A scientist of the future whose experiment sets off WWIII Two children lost in the woods A decision whether to go to college to make parents happy or begin working with a friend to make yourself happy man vs. nature conflict man vs. self conflict man vs. technology conflict