Conflict In Literature Essay

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There are many different elements of fiction. While takes several forms to make the writing interesting, conflict in literature can make the story interesting. Readers often relate to the characters in a story, poem, or play because it provokes the imagination, creates hope for the future, and confidence to live life. The conflict can be between two people or an inner conflict. Robert Frost "Road not Taken" the conflict is an inner conflict and in "The Story of an Hour" by Kate Chopin and "Shiloh" by Bobbie Ann Mason the conflict is between two characters. Even though takes several forms to make the writing interesting, conflict in literature can make the story interesting because conflict can be between two characters or be an …show more content…
She wept at once, with sudden, wild abandonment, in her sisters arms” (Kennedy & Gioia, p. 445). As the story goes on we learn of another conflict that Mrs. Mallard is dealing with and that is women in a male dominant society. This is why she was so happy to be free of her husband. Then in the end she ended up dying after learning that her husband was indeed alive.
In Bobbie Ann Mason’s short story called “Shiloh” the conflict is between a husband and wife. There are also some inner conflicts within the two characters. Leroy is now home because of an accident and seems to be having trouble connecting with his wife, Norma Jean. He wants to build his wife a log cabin but she does not want him to do that. Norma Jean is always trying to keep herself busy and away from Leroy. By the end of the story Norma Jean tells Leroy that she no longer wants to be with him. “Without looking at Leroy, she says, “I want to leave you” (Kennedy & Gioia, p. 572). The whole story built up to this conflict between the two characters. She wanted to leave, but he wanted her to stay. “Finally he says, “No you don’t.” “Yes I do” “I wont let you” “You can’t stop me” “Don’t do me that way” (Kennedy & Gioia, p. 572). This is how the conversation went on between the two of them. The inner conflict was how nothing was the same with the two of them since their baby had died. Neither of the characters has seemed to get over the loss of their child and can’t even talk about it. This story has both

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