When doing my character study, I find it is important that students realize that characters experience many different types of conflict in the stories that we read. These conflicts play a huge role in the plot of the story! The conflicts experienced by these characters also play a role in the motives behind the actions of the characters.
4 Kinds of Conflict Characters Experience
When studying conflict, I introduce internal and external conflict first. The students are given multiple examples of these types of conflict. I then break these conflicts down into four categories.
- character vs. self
- character vs. character
- character vs. nature
- character vs. society