English 300OL – Contemporary Literature
Character Conflict – Whole-Class Discussion Forum
“Floating Bridge” by Alice Munro
This forum will focus on character conflict! For your initial post, please consider each story’s conflicts in light of contemporary societal issues. Remember that there are four different kinds of conflict in literature:
- Person-against-self – an internal conflict of feelings.
- Person-against-person – the typical protagonist vs. antagonist scenario.
- Person-against-society – the protagonist battles against the larger organizations of society (or a system of beliefs held by society).
- Person-against-nature – the protagonist is threatened by a component of nature.
In your initial post, please analyze one conflict. Make specific references to characters and scenes.
Please post an initial 500 word response. Kindly post a 3-4 sentence response to five (5) of your classmates.
Good luck and have fun!