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ELA 6 Literary Conflicts & Antagonist
Terms in this set (20)
Conflict between two people
Person vs. Person
Conflict between a person and the rules/law/norms that govern his or her society
Person vs. Society
Conflict between a person and a natural force such as weather or an animal
Person vs. Nature
Person vs. Self
The character struggles within herself to make a decision, reach a conclusion, or overcome a part of herself.
"Then she reached down, picked the boy up by his shirt front, and shook him until his teeth rattled."
An example of Person vs. Person Conflict
Tom couldn't decide whether or not to try out for the soccer team as he was feeling insecure about his skills.
An example of Person vs. Self Conflict
The fire consumed the building in a matter of minutes.
An example of Person vs. Nature Conflict
A character or force in conflict with the main character
Who is the antagonist in a Person vs Self Conflict?
The protagonist is the ANTAGONIST
Who is the antagonist in a Person vs. Person Conflict?
Another person or persons are the ANTAGONIST
Who is the antagonist in a Person vs. Nature Conflict?
The element of nature--storm, fire, animal, or virus--is the ANTAGONIST
Who is the antagonist in a Person vs. Society Conflict?
The law, institution, or norm that the protagonist is challenging is the ANTAGONIST.
Person vs. Fate
A problem or struggle that appears to be well beyond a character's control.
Who or what is the antagonist in a Person vs. Fate Conflict?
The situation--a death, a birth, a move, or divorce--that the protagonist can not control is the ANTAGONIST.
The main conflict
the central conflict that moves the plot forward
A minor conflict
Smaller struggles experienced by characters that only exist for part of a story.
The qualities that make up a character's personality
Feeling or atmosphere that a writer creates for the reader
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