Conflict in Fiction: Try All Three Tasty Flavors!

Some more or less recent iterations, for your reading pleasure:

Man vs. Nature: Annie Proulx’s Barkskins
Man vs. Man: Angela Carter’s The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories
Man vs. God(/Fate): Alan Dean Foster’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Man vs. Society: Jonas Karlsson’s The Room
Man vs. Self: Jacob Rubin’s The Poser
Man vs. No God: Irvine Welsh’s Trainspotting

Man vs. Technology: Madeline Ashby’s vN
Man vs. Reality: Haruki Murakami’s The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
Man vs. Author: Italo Calvino’s If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler

Have a few examples of your own? Please share them with us!


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