CONFLICT FUNDAMENTALS OF LITERATURE UNIT 1 MISS HINCH • CONFLICT MAN VS. MAN- JESSIE DARK AND MISS HINCH • Miss Hinch was a murderer with a pointy chin. • Jessie Dark was an investigative reporter who claimed her women’s intuition would help her capture Miss Hinch. • The clergyman and the old lady remain together because they suspect each other. MISS HINCH • They change seats on the subway, observe each other, and even have a cryptic conversation about Jessie Dark. • The notes the locations at the subway and restaurant were important for police to track her. TOP MAN • Three Conflicts: –Man against Man: Nace vs. Osborn –Man against Nature: They were climbing a mountain –Man against Himself: Nace wanting to make it to the top. TOP MAN • • • • • Nace- in his 40’s, Osborn 23. Nace English- quiet and thorough Osborn American- talkative, rash Nace had attempted to climb the mountain before. Osborn was an experienced climber, but he had no experience with K3. • K3 was located in the Himalayas “Top Man” Conflict Resolution • Osborn makes it to the top, but he does not admit it. A later expedition finds Nace’s axe. • Osborn realizes that without Nace he would have died. • Osborn conquers the mountain • Nace conquers his fears, and Osborn conquers his arrogance. THROUGH THE TUNNEL • Jerry: A young boy, widowed mom, no dad, wants to grow up • Conflict man vs. himself • He is secretive in his quest to swim through the rock tunnel. He doesn’t tell anyone (not wise). • Salt water stings his eyes, he can see, nosebleeds • Asks mom for goggles, practices holding his breathe • The last day he is able to push himself through, dark then light, nosebleeds, but makes it!!!! THE DUEL • Protagonist: Ivan • Conflict: man vs. himself- He has been tasked with finding a way to tell Vladimir’s mother that her son is dead. No one thought of this problem until Vladimir was dead. • Cause of the duel: the men wanted to protect their honor • Mother is in a good mood when he arrives because she is excited about his upcoming wedding. • The story has no denouement. Ivan runs away without completing his task. CHIMLEY • Chimley was unique in that it was part of a larger work describing the conflict of each man. • Conflict was man vs. himself- Chimley needed to decide for himself if he was going to stand up against the prejudice and vigilante justice. • Chimley was in his 70’s and the story takes place in the1970s. CHIMLEY • Mathu had been the one person to stand up in the past. Now the men of his community must decide if they would stand up for him. • They were to get their guns, put in a certain type of shell, shoot the guns, and then show up at the house. UNDER THE LION’S PAW • THREE CONFLICTS: – MAN VS. A GREATER POWER • THE STRUGGLE OF A FARMER TO WORK THE LAND AND GROW ENOUGH TO SUPPORT A FAMILY • HASKINS’S RESOLVES THIS STRUGGLE BY WORKING HARD AND SUCCEEDING – MAN VS. MAN • HASKINS VS. BUTLER • BUTLER WINS IN THAT HASKINS ACCEPTS BUTLERS UNFAIR TERMS – MAN VS. HIMSELF The Characters • The Council’s: cheerful, helpful, content with little. • The Haskins: desperate at the beginning, forced to make a decision in the end. • Butler: greedy, manipulative UNDER THE LION’S PAW • HASKIN’S IS “UNDER THE LION’S PAW” BECAUSE HE IS TRAPPED BY THE CORRUPTION. • LAND SPECULATION IN THE WEST WAS A MAJOR ISSUE. • MANY PEOPLE, LIKE BUTLER, WENT INTO LAND SPECULATION TO GET RICH. UNDER THE LION’S PAW • HASKINS HAD WORKED HARD TO FIX THE FARM AND YET HE WAS NOT REWARDED BECAUSE THE SPECULATOR (BUTLER) WAS ABLE TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE SITUATION. • HASKINS WORKED HARD AND IMPROVED THE FARM; BUTLER RAISED THE PRICE OF THE FARM RENT BY $3,000 (FROM $2,500 TO $5,500).