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Chapter 3. Definition: The struggle between opposing forces--e.g., CHARACTERS, nations or ideas--that provides the central ACTION and interest in any.

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1 Chapter 3

2 Definition: The struggle between opposing forces--e.g., CHARACTERS, nations or ideas--that provides the central ACTION and interest in any literary PLOT. Examples: The fighting between Buzz and Woody in Toy Story Can YOU think of more examples? CONFLICT

3 Definition: A struggle going on outside the mind of a character There are 5 main types of external conflicts: Man vs. Man Man vs. Nature Man vs. Society Man vs. Technology Man vs. Animal Can you think of movies or stories that might include these external conflicts? External Conflict Cat vs. Cat?

4 Definition: The complication that happens within a character; it may be a moral dilemma the character is facing, or it may take the shape of a choice or a desire. Why is this important? Internal conflict creates individuality for a character; it sets her apart from the rest of the story and gives a motivation for choosing certain actions. It can also be directly related to external conflict. Think of some examples from your favorite movies/ books! Internal Conflict Definition of External Vs. Internal Conflict | eHowDefinition of External Vs. Internal Conflict | eHow conflict.html#ixzz2UiQETgWahttp://www.ehow.com/facts_ _definition-external-vs_-internal- conflict.html#ixzz2UiQETgWa

5 External conflict is ANY conflict that takes place outside of a characters mind! Internal conflict is a conflict that ONLY takes place inside of a characters mind! Pretty simple stuff, right? REMEMBER

6 Bob knows he shouldnt stay out past 11 pm, but wants to stay out and hang with his friends. Internal conflict Sally forgot to study for her English test and is thinking about cheating, though she knows she shouldnt. Internal conflict Bill notices dangerous weather coming on his way home from baseball practice, so he seeks shelter. External conflict: Man vs. Nature Amy is tempted to try smoking, but she knows it is illegal and isnt good for her. Internal conflict Alyssas friend, Sally, copies her answers to an English test and Alyssa fails the test for cheating. External conflict: Man vs. Man In Arkansas in 1957, the Little Rock Nine were ridiculed for trying to go to an all- white school. External conflict: Man vs. Society Lets Practice!

7 Conflict and The Outsiders The Socs versus the GreasersDarry versus PonyboyPonyboy versus himself Type of ConflictExternal Internal Details that describe the problem: A quotation from Ponyboy about the conflict (include the page number) Reasons the Conflict exists


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