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Conflict in Literature

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Conflict in Literature
Conflict is at the heart of plot, which is an essential element of drama and fiction. Use the following questions
to clarify your understanding of conflict.
1. Describe each of the following types of conflict, and give examples from life or fiction.

Man vs. Man

Man vs. Nature

Man vs. Society

Man vs. Self
2. When the conflict is Man vs. Man, what determines the outcome?
3. What are the key factors when the conflict is Man vs. Man?
4. Which side is most likely to win when the conflict is Man vs. Society?
5. How does Man vs. Self conflict differ from the other types of conflict?
Conflict in Maus
Use your book to help you complete the table below. Please also indicate which book your example came from.
Type of
Conflict
Man vs.
Man
Man vs.
Nature
Man vs.
Society
Man vs.
Self
Example from Maus
Why I think this is a good
example
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