Conflict & resolution


Conflict with other characters

A major source of conflict in stories—and our lives—is other people.

  • People fight over tangible things such as scarce resources or precious luxuries.
  • And people fight over intangible things such as freedom or control.

For example:

  • The locals want their land; the invaders want it too. They can't both have it—so who wins?
  • A Pakistani girl wants the freedom to date her American boyfriend; her parents want to control her arranged marriage to a stranger in Pakistan. They can't have both—so who wins? 
Not only people
The characters need to be bound together until the conflict is resolved

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