I litteraturen udgør dilemmaer den centrale konflikt, mange hovedpersoner møder. Nogle gange har disse dilemmaer endda forårsaget ændringer i samfundet og historien! Almindelige dilemmaer omfatter: klassisk, etisk og moralsk.
Eksempler på Klassiske Dilemmaer i Litteraturen | Undervisningsdilemma i Litteratur
THE GRAPES OF WRATH
A RAISIN IN THE SUN
The Joads must decide what to do after they lose their farm to the bank. With other families in similar situations and heading towards the San Joaquin Valley in California, the Joads conclude that they can find work and a brighter future there, too.
After Walter loses the family's money in a bad investment, and Mr. Lindberg visits the family with a veiled threat, the Youngers must decide whether to move to the new house anyways, or stay in their apartment.
If Auggie goes to school with other kids, he will most likely get picked on and be stared at, but if he continues to be homeschooled, he will not meet other people or make friends.