Conflict in Literature

We all know conflict is essential to a good plot. Here’s a fun graphic that summarizes the archetypal conflicts in literature.

As seen on the intriguing site Electric Lit:

This smart comic by Grant Snider, which is available in his shop as a poster, breaks down the archetypal conflicts in literature… although he did leave out man vs. computerized wolf god.

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2 thoughts on “Conflict in Literature

  1. Funny! I have a love-hate relationship with conflict, because I started my writing career as a poet, and there are entirely different energies in that genre. But as a playwright, I have learned to “up the stakes,” increase the conflict, and see the work and characters get more and more interesting!

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  2. I’ve found in writing and reading young adult novels, conflict is king. Conflict within conflict within conflict…. Somehow I didn’t think about that as much when I was a young adult reading young adult. Thanks for sharing :).

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