CONFLICT - 1 Man vs Man(physical The leading character...

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CONFLICT Conflict is essential to plot. Without conflict there is no plot. It makes the plot move  forward.    Conflict is not just an argument or physical fight, it is any form of opposition that faces  the main character.  Within a short story, there only one conflict, or there could be one main one and several  small ones.  There are two types of conflict:  1) External - A struggle with a force outside one's self.  2) Internal - A struggle within one's self; a person must make some decision, overcome  pain, quiet their temper, resist an urge, etc.  There are four main kinds of conflict: 
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Unformatted text preview: 1) Man vs. Man (physical) - The leading character struggles with his physical strength against other men, forces of nature, or animals. 2) Man vs. Circumstances (classical) - The leading character struggles against fate, or the circumstances of life facing him/her. 3) Man vs. Society (social) - The leading character struggles against ideas, practices, or customs of other people. 4) Man vs. Himself/Herself (psychological) - The leading character struggles with himself/herself; with his/her own soul, ideas of right or wrong, physical limitations, choices…...
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This note was uploaded on 04/19/2011 for the course ENG 112 taught by Professor Culper during the Fall '09 term at Grand Valley State.

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