Year 10 Tarawera High School

Thursday, August 06, 2015

Literacy (BOY) - 6th/7th August


“I’ll kick both your nuts off and then you’ll have none!”

The quote above said by Alamein to his two crazy horse friends during a scuffle, is an ‘External Conflict’ - character vs character.  

Watch this google slide to give you a breakdown on different types of conflicts to better help you understand what conflict means.

click here for the slideshow….What is conflict?

In the movie there are many conflicts both internal and external.  Here are the three main conflicts in the movie ‘BOY’:

Why is CONFLICT important? <br />Without conflict, there is no plot!<br />The plot mountain is created around the conflict...
  • character vs character
  • character vs self
  • character vs society

Freitag's triangle

One way to understand the structure of a story or movie is to follow the model of Freitag's triangle. It may help you (as a graph visual) to understand better just what is going on in the movie.
Freitag's triangle
Exposition (A-B): the exposition introduces the central character and provides background or dramatic context.
Introduction of the conflict (B), which leads to the complication or rising action (B-C): this part of the story offers a series of events that complicates the central character's situation. At some point, something forces the character to make a decision or take a course of action. That point is known as the deciding factor. It causes the action to reverse itself.

Climax (C): this is the actual moment when the deciding factor takes place. What happens at this point determines the outcome of the piece.
Falling action (C-D): the conflict begins to resolve itself.
Resolution (D)

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