Literature: Internal, And External Conflicts In Literature

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Conflicts are the central issue that makes the story move in a literature. Conflicts in literature consists of internal and external conflicts. The internal conflict is one which exist inside the character and must be resolved by the character alone while the external conflict deals with the problems of the world. The external conflict manifests as man versus man or man versus the society. In, “good people”, the story had an internal and external conflicts. The story is centered typically around Lane’s thoughts and inner speech, there is a man verses himself conflict present. This is called internal conflict. The third narrator mostly tells readers that the main character, knows some aspects of himself which he refuses to acknowledge the facts.…show more content…
The conflict made him not to go to anyone to get counsel, “He knew, in some locked-up little part of him, why it was that he’d gone to no one to open up and seek their life counsel, not Pastor Steve or the prayer partners at campus ministries, not his UPS friends or the spiritual counselling available through his parents’ old church” (160). At the beginning Lane’s views himself as a good Christian, but when he realizes that he could not achieve the main component of Christianity which is love, he resolved the conflict by viewing himself as a hypocrite and not a true Christian. As the story progresses, Lane’s conflict idea of hell was this giant fiery world under the earth. But later he resolved that hell to him really feels like: two opposing armies, they were representing devotion and
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