swallowing stones

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A character experiences conflict within a literary work as part of their development.  That conflict may be character to character. When Darcy breaks up with Michael the conflict is between these two characters.  Conflict may be between the character and nature. Conflict may also be between the character and society.  Michael’s conflict between himself and the police might be one of character vs. society.  Finally, the conflict might be between a character and themselves.  An overall way to look at the issues of conflict would be to classify conflict as internal or external.  In the book Swallowing Stones discuss an internal conflict.  Who is involved?  How is that conflict resolved?


   sweber wrote @ April 22nd, 2010 at 6:26 pm   Reply

The internal conflict, I think is with Michael. For he is battling inside himself and constnatly beating himself up, over the contemplation of what he should do about his murdering.Thus, I think the internal conflict invovles Michael, Jenna, and everyone in Sir Michaels life!

       mrblum wrote @ April 27th, 2010 at 5:38 pm   Reply

    But are there other types of conflict? What might be the conflict that Amy Ruggerio deals with? Or Joe’s conflict?

   Whovian wrote @ April 29th, 2010 at 6:05 pm   Reply

i think there are multiple conflicts. the first is how person v. self, in which Michael and Jenna are battling there own green demons to grasp the fact of the horrible accident. the second is person v. society, two examples is how Amy is lied to by Darcy and her friends, and when Michael lies to the cops. It is also person v. person at the part where Amy is lied to by Darcy. the only conflict not shown is person v. nature.

   rachel wrote @ April 29th, 2010 at 8:30 pm   Reply

I agree with everyone’s answer but the one that I like is what Daniel posted that is person v. person which is when Darcy had lied to Amy about the challenge.

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