Conflict is one of the most commonly used literary devices by authors and playwrights. When writing narrative compositions in Primary and Secondary school English classes, we’re constantly reminded to have an exciting plot twist, or conflict, so that it would be more interesting to read.

When used in literary pieces, Conflict is defined as follows:

In literature, conflict is a literary element that involves a struggle between two opposing forces, usually a protagonist and an antagonist.


There are 6 types of conflict:

  • Character vs. Self
  • Character vs. Character
  • Character vs. Nature
  • Character vs. Supernatural
  • Character vs. Technology
  • Character vs. Society

In the play “Don’t Know, Don’t Care” by Haresh Sharma, there are 3 types of conflict presented, with various resolutions: Character vs. Self, Character vs. Character, and Character vs. Technology.

I’ve done a mindmap explaining the conflicts, and how they were resolved. You’ll find there are many overlaps, because in reality, things are usually related in some way or other.

If you’d like this in a printable PDF format, I’ve made it available for download. Just click the big “download” button below.

I hope this helps anyone who has to study this text.
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