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Types of Conflict

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  • Conflict is important to a story because it is what moves the story along. Without conflict, there is no plot. Refer back to the plot diagram. Conflict is what starts the rising action, it is faced in the climax, and it is resolved in the denouement or conclusion.

    As we explore conflict, we should understand the types of conflict there are. Watch the video to understand the 5 types of conflict.

    As a recap, the 5 types of conflict that we will come across are:

    1. Man vs. Man (or Character vs. Character)

    2. Man vs. Self

    3. Man vs. Nature

    4. Man vs. Society

    5. Man vs. Fate (or Destiny)