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1 Character Conflict and Motivation
Because life’s not perfect

2 Which 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)

3 Protagonist Protagonist: 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?

4 Antagonist A 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?

5 Motivation Motivation: 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?

6 Conflict The tension or problem in the story; a struggle between opposing forces. 

7 Conflict Man vs Self Internal Conflict
The problem or struggle that takes place in the main character’s mind Character fighting against his own conscience or moral beliefs Example: Spiderman has to choose whether he really wants to keep fighting crime (in fact, lots of superheroes do)

8 External Conflict The problem or struggle that exists between the main character and an outside force. Man vs. Man Man vs. society, Man vs. nature Man vs. Machine

9 External 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?

10 External 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?

11 Man vs Nature External Conflict
Character fights against forces of nature. Example: Into Thin Air: Climbers on Mount Everest

12 External Conflict Man vs Machine
Character struggles against technology. “I, Robot.” Me trying to work my cell phone The Da Vinci domain not working on the computer.

13 Name That Conflict

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