Flashcards › Conflicts in Literature

A struggle that takes place in a character's mind is called internal conflict internal conflict This type of conflict is NOT a visual or tangible opposition internal conflict A character may have to decide between right and wrong or between two solutions to a problem internal conflict A character dealing with his or her own mixed feelings or emotions internal conflict Man vs. himself is a subcategory of what type of conflict? internal conflict What is the subcategory of Roger vs. his worry of going to jail? Man vs. himself What is the subcategory of Gerald vs. his fear of being beat by Mama? Man vs. himself What is the subcategory of Phylicia vs. her sleepiness during Independent Reading? Man vs. himself A struggle between a character and an outside force is an external conflict external conflict In this type of conflict, characters may face several types of outside forces external conflict The outside force may be another character. It may be the character and the community external conflict The outside force may also be forces of nature. For example, a story might be the main character struggling against the arctic cold external conflict Man vs. Man is a subcategory of what type of conflict? external conflict Man vs. environment is a subcategory of what type of conflict? external conflict What is the subcategory of Roger vs. Mrs. Luella Bates Washington Jones? Man vs. Man What is the subcategory of Gerald vs. Mama? Man vs. Man What is the subcategory of Erin vs. Josh? Man vs. Man This subcategory is mostly seen in the form of two characters against each other. Man vs. Man This subcategory does not have to be a physical confrontation; it can be a battle between two ideas and it can also be represented by a group of people. Man vs. Man In this subcategory, a character can have a conflict with basically anything external EXCEPT people Man vs. Environment What is the subcategory of a child with allergies vs. flowers? Man vs. Environment What is the subcategory of a ship crew vs. a storm? Man vs. Environment What is the subcategory of Terriq vs. the cold weather? Man vs. Environment Test yourself on your knowledge of internal and external conflict and its subcategories! =)

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