Learning Goal: To identify the main conflict of the plot and the way it is resolved.
Please read pages 2-3 of our blue Holt Elements of Literature textbook for more information about conflict. According to our textbook:
A conflict is a struggle. It is a problem the character is trying to deal with or a goal the character is trying to reach. The author tells us about the conflict at the beginning of the story in the exposition.
Rising action plot events are events in the story where the character takes action to solve the conflict.
The climax of a story is the most exciting moment of the story. This is the point where you find out how the conflict will soon be resolved.
In the final part of the plot, the character’s problems are solved one way or another. We say that the conflict is resolved.
1. Describe the main conflict of the story.
2. Describe the climax of the story. Include page numbers or chapter numbers.
3. Describe where the conflict is resolved. Include page numbers or chapter numbers.
4. Be sure to read all of the definitions above to help you form your response.
5. Be sure to read your classmate's comments. Learn from them. Respond to their comments in some way- either agree or disagree. Support eachother's understanding of the conflict. Talk about it!