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Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Different Types of Conflict
Lesson 2: DIFFERENT TYPES OF CONFLICT
If you have done Homework 1, you may have realized that there are different kinds of conflict:
1. Internal - the main character struggles with a decision he has to make.
For example - Tom wants to go to a party but he has to study for an exam.
2. External - the main character struggles with something outside of himself. There are 3 types of external conflict:
(a) Man vs. Man - the main character struggles against another character in the story. eg. his rival.
(b) Man vs. Circumstances - the main character struggles against his circumstances eg. poverty.
(c) Man vs. Society - the main character struggles against the ideas of society eg. the idea that women should stay at home.
Now that you are aware of the different types of conflict, I would like to you write down some examples of the different types of conflict:
1. Internal (Man vs. Himself)
2. Man vs. Man
3. Man vs. Circumstances
4. Man vs. Society
Please free to post your answers in the comment box below.