Presentation on theme: "Character Conflict and Motivation"— Presentation transcript:
1Character Conflict and Motivation Because life’s not perfect
2Which Movie Would You Rather See? GIRL AND BOY:A FATAL MISUNDERSTANDING:Boy meets girl. They fall in love. They lived happily ever after. (1.5 hrs)Boy meets girl. Girl has been abused and has intimacy issues. He doesn’t realize she has had a troubled past so he thinks she doesn’t like him. He becomes suicidal. Girl discovers him after he has overdosed and has enough time to tell him the truth before he dies in her arms. (1.5 hrs)
3ProtagonistProtagonist: The leading character, hero, or heroine of a literary work.Example: In the Lion King, Simba is the leading character/hero.Who is the Protagonist in Things Fall Apart?
4AntagonistA character in a story or poem who deceives, frustrates, or works against the main character, or protagonist, in some way. The antagonist doesn’t necessarily have to be a person. It could be death, the devil, an illness, or any challenge that prevents the main character from living “happily ever after."Who is the Antagonist in Lion King?Who/what is the antagonist in Things Fall Apart?
5MotivationMotivation: the reason why a character acts, feels or thinks in a certain way.Let’s use Simba from the Lion King.What is Simba’s motivation(s) throughout the movie?What is Okonkwo’s Motivation?
6ConflictThe tension or problem in the story; a struggle between opposing forces.
7Conflict Man vs Self Internal Conflict The problem or struggle that takes place in the main character’s mindCharacter fighting against his own conscience or moral beliefsExample: Spiderman has to choose whether he really wants to keep fighting crime (in fact, lots of superheroes do)
8External ConflictThe problem or struggle that exists between the main character and an outside force.Man vs. ManMan vs. society,Man vs. natureMan vs. Machine
9External Conflict Man vs Man A conflict between two people Example: In the Lion King, Sinba has a man vs man conflict with Scar.What is an example from Things Fall Apart?
10External Conflict Man vs Society Character who is an outcast or tries to break the normal rules of society.Example: Beauty and the Beast.What is an example from Things Fall Apart?
11Man vs Nature External Conflict Character fights against forces of nature.Example: Into Thin Air: Climbers on Mount Everest
12External Conflict Man vs Machine Character struggles against technology.“I, Robot.”Me trying to work my cell phoneThe Da Vinci domain not working on the computer.
13Name That Conflict http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ASAat2WKS68