Conflict In Literature

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As humans we aren’t perfect we always find a way to destroy things because of conflict. People, animals, our own planet, are all affected by conflict. Conflict happens, between nations, families, and in our minds with other thoughts. But what is the best way to respond to conflict? Is it through brute force, destruction, ignoring it? Based on two pieces of literature, Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl and The Victims of the Holocaust, There’s a superior way of dealing with conflict. Based on these pieces of literature the best way of responding to conflict is through time, this allows people to understand what is the best way to respond or attack the conflict. Resistance is part of the way of responding with time, resistance as in being…show more content…
What is wrong with the other ways of responding? One example of responding to conflict is through positivity. But doing so won’t really help or be a good enough response. For example a positive quote from Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl says, “despite everything, I believe people are really good in heart”. Sure this quote is inspiring and allows people to stay positive during a bad situation, but it doesn’t make the situation better or resolve the conflict. All it does is put a band-aid on the conflict. It is better to put time into resisting, planning, and acting before it’s too late. Another quote that supports staying positive is again in Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl. The quote is “Think about all the beauty still left around you and be happy”. Of course it is very beautiful to read and think about, but it won’t help. If staying positive is such a good way to respond and deal with conflict why didn’t the Franks never leave? If they were to put time into planning and acting they would have probably been able to escape, but it never happened. Although staying positive is a good way of responding to conflict giving the conflict time is a more superior way of responding and dealing with the
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