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1 CONFLICT IN LITERATURE

2 Plot Plot is the literary element that describes the structure of a story. It shows arrangement of events and actions within a story.

3 Exposition: the start of the story, the situation before the action starts Rising Action: the series of conflicts and crisis in the story that lead to the climax Climax: the turning point, the most intense momenteither mentally or in action Falling Action: all of the action which follows the climax Resolution: the conclusion, the tying together of all of the threads Plot Components

4 Plot: Conflict Conflict is the dramatic struggle between two forces in a story. Without conflict, there is no plot.

5 Conflicts can be either…. EXTERNALOrINTERNAL

6 EXTERNAL CONFLICT involves a struggle between a character and a force outside of himself. Society Nature Another as a whole Character

7 INTERNAL CONFLICT is a struggle between a character and something within himself/herself. This could be his/her conscience, fear, love or other struggles of that source.

8 Group Work – Turn and Talk Read the following excerpt from Sakis The Interlopers. Turn and talk with a partner and decide what kind of conflict is evident. What are some solutions to this conflict?

9 …a mass of falling beech tree had thundered down on them. Ulrich Von Gradwitz found himself stretched on the ground, one arm numb beneath him and the other held almost as helplessly in a tight tangle of forked branches, while both legs were pinned beneath the fallen mass. His heavy shooting boots had saved his feet from being crushed to pieces, but if his fractures were not as serious as they might have been, at least it was evident that he could not move from his present position till someone came to release him…

10 WHAT TYPE OF CONFLICT?

11 External Conflict! Man V. Nature 1. What is nature as represented here? 2. How can this struggle be resolved? 3. What would your thoughts be at this time?

12 Group Work – Turn and Talk Now read the following excerpt from The Most Dangerous Game. Again identify the conflict and explain what kind of conflict it is.

13 Rainsford had fought his way through the bush for two hours. I must keep my nerve. I must keep my nerve, he said through tight teeth. He had not been entirely clear-headed when the chateau gates snapped shut behind him. His whole idea at first was to put distance between himself and General Zaroff, and, to this end, he had plunged along, spurred on by the sharp rowels of something very like panic.

14 WHAT TYPE OF CONFLICT?

15 Internal Conflict! Man V. Himself 1. What is Rainsford fighting here? 2. What seems to have caused this conflict?

16 Sum Up There are three types of external conflict: Man V. Man, Man V. Nature, and Man V. Society There are three types of external conflict: Man V. Man, Man V. Nature, and Man V. Society There is one type of internal conflict: Man vs. Himself There is one type of internal conflict: Man vs. Himself Conflict is ESSENTIAL to any story Conflict is ESSENTIAL to any story


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