Lesson 2: Literary Conflict

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In this lesson, you will learn about conflict in literature. Conflict drives the plot of a story and makes it exciting. To familiarize ourselves with conflict, we will begin by learning about the four basic kinds of conflict in literature. After you learn these four types of conflict and how they are different from each other, you will complete a short worksheet asking you to find examples of conflict in Art Spiegleman's Maus.

Lesson Instructions

  1. Go to the Types of Literary Conflict page of this website and read the information.
  2. Procede to the assignment page for this lesson, follow the instructions there, and complete the worksheet.
  3. Upload your completed work to the assignment drop box folder here.
  4. Procede to Lesson 3.