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conflict and charecterization

interal conflict

a struggle in a character heart or mind. Ex.a character' struggle with shyness,fear,or jealousy

external conflict

a struggle between a character and an outside force; there are many different types

man vs. self

where the main character of the story has a problem or struggle with him or herself Ex.making difficult decision;battling cancer;a guilty conscience;moral issues

man vs. man

where the conflict arises between 2 or more characters.Ex. fist-fight between 2 characters;Harry potter vs. voldemort

man vs. society

where a main character thinks differently from society or the norm;believing or behaving in a way that is different what is expected and accepted in that society.

man vs. nature

where a character or character have to fight against the forces of nature.Ex. against an Earthquake,tornado,tsunami,etc.;a disaster type scenario of nature

man vs. fate

where a character tries to break away and be free from some predestined path or destiny; can be conflict between fate and free will.Ex. a path that's been chosen before the character was born or without his or her knowledge

man vs. supernatural

where a character or characters fight against elements outside the natural realm.Ex. character vs.ghost,aliens,monsters,spirits unexplainable occurrences, etc


the way a writer reveals the personality of a character ; a writer can reveal it in 6 ways:looks,speaks,acts,thoughts and feelings,other characters,directly describing.

compare and contrast

finding similarities and differences between 2 things

cause and effect

determining the reason something happens as well as the result of that cause;the cause happens first and the event happens after;events in a plot are often connected by cause and effect.

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