Depicting Literary Conflict in The Great Gatsby

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The Great Gatsby - Conflict

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Literary conflicts are another major element often taught during ELA units. Building on prior knowledge to achieve mastery level with our students is important. An excellent way to focus on the various types of literary conflict is through storyboarding. As students read The Great Gatsby, have them choose an example of each literary conflict and depict it using the storyboard creator!

In the storyboard above, each cell contains a particular type of conflict. For the example, the kind of conflict is displayed and visually represented as well as an explanation of the scene and how it fits the particular category of conflict.


Literary Conflict in The Great Gatsby Examples

MAN vs. MAN

Gatsby and Tom's fighting over Daisy


MAN vs. SELF

Nick's moral confusion at being an accessory to Tom’s infidelity.


MAN vs. SOCIETY

Nick is overwhelmed by grief and irritation when no one will attend Gatsby’s funeral.



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Create a storyboard that shows at least three forms of literary conflict in The Great Gatsby.


  1. Identify conflicts in The Great Gatsby.
  2. Categorize each conflict as Character vs. Character, Character vs. Self, Character vs. Society, Character vs. Nature, or Character vs. Technology.
  3. Illustrate conflicts in the cells, using characters from the story.
  4. Write a short description of the conflict below the cell.

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