Conflict

conflcitWill the three pigs survive by the hair of their chinny-chin-chins?

1. Person Against Self

  •  Example Tom Sawyer, Surfacing (Atwood). Overcoming addiction

2. Person Against Person

  • Example:  Bugs Bunny vs. Yosemite Sam, Batman and the Joker.

3. Person Against Society

  • Example: The Scarlet Letter (Puritan Society), One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (Mental Hospitals, Society)

4. Person Against Nature

  •  Example:  Alone – Stranded at sea.  Perfect Storm

Domestic conflict is the most universal of conflicts.  e.g. Death of a Salesman, conflictOrdinary People, Kramer vs. Kramer.

Conflict changes the protagonist.  In fact, Aristotle says, “The conflict must be Casablancalarge enough to change the central character.” For example, at the end of Casablanca, Rick, who has remained aloof from the war, joins the French Resistance.

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