In a person vs. the environment conflict in literature, a character is struggling against the forces of nature. A person may be fighting against bad weather conditions such as a hurricane or blizzard, survival in the wild including the desert or jungle, or against a wild animal.
Book Examples to use for Teaching Person vs. the Environment Conflict
The Great Kapok Tree
Peggony Po: A Whale of a Tale
The Legend of Bluebonnet
Ghost Eye Tree
The Last Dinosaur
My Side of the Mountain
Call It Courage
Island of the Blue Dolphins
From Where the Red Fern Grows –
Little Ann and Old Dan tree a coon in the tallest tree in the river bottoms.
Billy enters the championship coon hunt and encounters the snowstorm.
Teaching Person vs. the Environment Conflict in Literature with Movie Trailers
A mountain climber becomes trapped under a boulder while rock climbing alone near Moab, Utah.
A Fed Ex executive survives a crash landing on a deserted island.
The Day After Tomorrow
A paleoclimatologist must make a trek across America to reach his son while the climates plunge into the subzero level.
A comet must be destroyed before it collides with Earth.
A climbing expedition on Mt. Everest is devastated by a severe snow storm.