May 04

Teaching Person vs. Person Conflict with Movie Clips


Person vs. Person ConflictIn a person vs. person conflict, the conflict is between two forms of like beings. This is often the protagonist versus the antagonist. The conflict may be verbal, physical, or emotional.

Examples from Person vs. Person from Literature

Picture Books

  • The Ugly Duckling
  • Rumpelstiltskin
  • The Tale of Peter Rabbit
  • Angel Child, Dragon Child
  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
  • Harriet and the Promised Land
  • The Hundred Penny Box

Children’s Literature

  • Fantastic Mr. Fox
  • The Westing Game
  • Out of my Mind
  • Shiloh
  • From Where the Red Fern Grows
    Billy and his dogs are attacked by a mountain lion, and they must do everything they can to survive.
  • From Weasel
    Nathan is captured by Weasel, an Indian fighter. Earlier in the book, Weasel had attacked Nathan’s pa, had taken away Pa’s riffle, and had killed the farm animals.

Teaching Person vs. Person Conflict with Movie Trailers

Cruella De Vil from 101 Dalmatians

Cruella is is married to a furrier who she claims has never made her a fur coat from dog pelts. She becomes enemies with the Radcliffes when she they refuse to sell their puppies. 

Shere Khan and Kaa from The Jungle Book

Shere Khan, a Bengal tiger, is the main antagonist of Disney’s 1967 animated version of The Jungle Book. Shere orders Kaa to act as an informant.


Gaston and the Beast from Beauty and the Beast

Gaston wants to marry Belle because she is the most beautiful girl in the village. He becomes upset that Belle does not show and interest in him and instead likes the Beast.

Jafar from Aladdin

Jafar is the Royal Vizier of Agrabah who plans to overtake the kingdom through the power of a genie.

Hades vs Hercules

Hades is the antagonist of Hercules in the Disney version of the story. 


Captain Hook and Peter Pan

Captain Hook is a pirate who repeated fights Peter Pan. 

Teaching Person vs. Person Conflict
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Additional Conflicts in Literature Posts
Environment Conflict – publishing 3/30/2017
Society Conflict – publishing 4/6/2017
Technology Conflict – publishing 4/13/2017
Self Conflict – publishing 4/27/2017
Person Conflict – publishing 5/4/2017
Supernatural Conflict – publishing 5/11/2017
Gay Miller


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