External vs. Internal Conflict

24 Nov

This playlist features many examples of external vs. internal conflicts in literature and movies. Can you think of other examples of the conflicts in movies you have watched or books you have read? Comment and add some examples of books or movies, or add links from Youtube of scenes showing external or internal conflict. I can also add them to this playlist, if they are appropriate.

21 Responses to “External vs. Internal Conflict”

  1. Luis November 25, 2014 at 5:58 am #

    Some other examples of conflicts are that for example in the movie “How to Train Your Dragon.” When the boy finds Toothless (the most dangerous dragon there is), he immediately falls in love with him. However, his dad, the chief of the village is intent on destroying all dragons alive. This is a character vs. society as the whole village wants to destroy dragons but the boy wants to save Toothless.

    • Mr. Martin November 26, 2014 at 5:31 am #

      Great example, Luis. Thanks for sharing it. My daughter likes this movie. There are a lot of examples of conflict in Disney movies.

  2. Megan November 25, 2014 at 5:59 am #

    In the hunger games it is people that are against the hunger games and other people that are the rulers of the hunger games. I think that it Would be people V.S people ,people VS society, and people VS nature.

  3. Minki November 25, 2014 at 6:01 am #

    This movie called “Hunger Games” had a lot of conflict inside The trailer had a lot of conflict too under there is URL
    Link To the Trailer.

    • Mr. Martin November 25, 2014 at 6:09 am #

      Minki,

      This is a really good example.

      Mr. M

  4. Yuki November 25, 2014 at 6:01 am #

    I found external conflict and internal conflict in movie called “Charlie and The Chocolate Factory”. This movie was really enjoyable so you must watch it.

  5. yuto November 25, 2014 at 6:01 am #

  6. Tsukiho November 25, 2014 at 6:01 am #

    In frozen, elsa had character vs self.
    Because when anna said ”do you wanna build a snowman”,
    she want to buld but she can’t hurt anna by her power,
    so she said no.
    Also, it’s character vs character. Because anna said ”let’s buld a snowman”,
    but elsa said ”no”.
    this is URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ZOI1yUGPBQ

  7. Jeremy November 25, 2014 at 6:03 am #

    Divergent (book): When it is time for Beatrice’s choosing ceremony, she is conflicted by what faction to choose, because she got a strange result in her test. Abnegation, to stay with her parents and avoid negativity or Dauntless, to be free of Abnegation’s Rules and the burden of her parents.
    Lord of the rings: The uruk-hai are killed by the trees when they are retreating. Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3q73Kvsll1s

  8. Raphael November 25, 2014 at 6:03 am #

    My character is fighting with her sister as always, it is a character vs character conflict.

    • Mr. Martin November 26, 2014 at 6:34 am #

      Wait, wait, wait….are you talking about your own sister? :>)

  9. Kazu November 25, 2014 at 6:03 am #

    From Japanese book. one stormy night.
    Should sheep go out for help in the storm or be with the wolf.

  10. Nolan November 25, 2014 at 6:04 am #

    In Percy Jackson, in the lighting thief, at the end, Luke and Percy fight for Zeus’s thunderbold. ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8L7hCNx7Ik )
    This is a character vs character external conflict.

  11. Ai November 25, 2014 at 6:07 am #

    Character vs nature

  12. yuto November 25, 2014 at 6:07 am #

    ↑In this movie the woman was putting clothes up on the line, but it started raining so she needs to take all clothes inside.

  13. Yoobin November 25, 2014 at 6:08 am #

    I watched the lion king video that Mr. Martin posted, and I could notice that this conflict is character vs character. In the video, there was scene that Simba and his uncle fighting since his uncle killed his father. It was conflict between Simba and his uncle so I get the idea that this video’s conflict is character vs character.

  14. Sai December 1, 2014 at 1:03 pm #

    Here is a really good one that I like and I think it is internal conflict. Hope you enjoy it!!! Sai

  15. SooYoun December 1, 2014 at 2:35 pm #

    I loved this movie

  16. SooYoun December 1, 2014 at 2:56 pm #

  17. Lucie December 3, 2014 at 12:11 pm #

  18. Lucie December 3, 2014 at 12:16 pm #

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