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Teaching Types of Conflict in Literature

Teaching Conflicts in Literature

When I realized that I have a number of resources on ‘Types of Conflict in Literature,’ but they are scattered throughout my website and blog, I decided to create one post with information plus links to help people find the materials. Definitions In a person vs. supernatural conflict, a character battles that which is beyond nature. …

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Person vs Supernatural Conflict

Person vs Supernatural Conflict

In a person vs. supernatural conflict, a character battles that which is beyond nature. It can’t be explained by natural law. This could be witches, vampires, mythical creatures, and so forth. For elementary students, this type of conflict can be explained in simple terms such as “Sometimes, people have problems with things that are not real …

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Teaching Person vs. Person Conflict

Teaching Person vs. Person Conflict

In 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. For elementary students, this type of conflict can be explained in simple terms such as “Sometimes, people have problems with other people. It could be …

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Teaching Person vs Self Conflict

Teaching Person vs Self Conflict

In Person vs Self conflict, the main character has a problem within him/herself. This type of struggle takes place in the character’s mind. The character has to make a choice between doing something that is right or wrong. The character may also have to overcome emotions. For elementary students, this type of conflict can be …

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Person vs Technology Conflict

Person vs Technology Conflict

In a Person vs Technology or Machine conflict, a character has a problem with robots or machines. This type of conflict is often found in science fiction. For elementary students, this type of conflict can be explained in simple terms such as “Sometimes, people have to face problems that are caused by technology or machines. …

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Person vs Society Conflict

Person vs Society Conflict

In a person vs society conflict in literature, a character struggles against the laws or beliefs of a group. The character fights against the rules such as freedom, rights, or a cause. For elementary students, this type of conflict can be explained in simple terms such as “Sometimes, people face problems caused by what other …

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Person vs. the Environment Conflict

Person vs. the Environment Conflict

In a person vs. the environment conflict in literature, a character struggles against nature’s forces. A person may be fighting against bad weather conditions such as a hurricane or blizzard, surviving in the wild including the desert or jungle, or against a wild animal. For elementary students, this type of conflict can be explained in …

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