Presentation on theme: "BECAUSE LIFES NOT PERFECT Character Conflict and Motivation."— Presentation transcript:
BECAUSE LIFES NOT PERFECT Character Conflict and Motivation
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 doesnt realize she has had a troubled past so he thinks she doesnt 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) Which Movie Would You Rather See?
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?
Antagonist A character in a story or poem who deceives, frustrates, or works against the main character, or protagonist, in some way. The antagonist doesnt 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."character Who is the Antagonist in Lion King? Who/what is the antagonist in Things Fall Apart?
Motivation Motivation: the reason why a character acts, feels or thinks in a certain way. Lets use Simba from the Lion King. What is Simbas motivation(s) throughout the movie? What is Okonkwos Motivation?
Conflict The tension or problem in the story; a struggle between opposing forces.
Internal Conflict Man vs Self The problem or struggle that takes place in the main characters 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) Conflict
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
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? 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? External Conflict
Man vs Nature Character fights against forces of nature. Example: Into Thin Air: Climbers on Mount Everest 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. External Conflict