Literary Conflict in Tuesdays with Morrie

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Conflict in Tuesdays with Morrie

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Storyboarding is an excellent way to focus on types of literary conflicts.

Having students create storyboards that show the cause and effect of different types of conflicts strengthens analytical thinking about literary concepts. Have your students choose an example of each literary conflict and depict them using the storyboard creator. In the storyboard, an example of each conflict should be visually represented, along with an explanation of the scene, and how it fits the particular category of conflict.


Examples of Literary Conflict in Tuesdays with Morrie

MAN vs. NATURE

Morrie has been diagnosed with one of the most terrible diseases a person can suffer through. While his body steadily withers, his mind remains sharp. This creates a tension between the two: Morrie knows he only has so much time, according to his body, but his mind still has so much to share with others.


MAN vs. SELF

Mitch is conflicted by the life he has been leading over the past 16 years. Before, he was a young man driven by principles; however, since he graduated from college and his dreams of becoming a piano player fell through, he’s found himself focusing so much on his journalism career that he’s neglected the things in life that are more important, like family.


MAN vs. SOCIETY

Morrie doesn’t buy into the idea that the sole direction of a man in society should be to make more money and buy more things. He rejects the idea totally, which sets him apart from many others who pursue advertising and a culture which tells them more is better. This also put him into a distinct mindset about death and dying, which sets him apart from others and makes him want to share his knowledge.



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Create a storyboard that shows at least three forms of literary conflict in Tuesdays with Morrie.


  1. Identify conflicts in Tuesdays with Morrie.
  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.
  5. Save and submit the assignment.

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