Conflict as a Literary Element

Conflict as a Literary Element

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Conflict pg. 1

As The
In Literature

Bonita Shelley
ENG 125
Elaine McNure
o June 15, 2006

Conflict Pg. 2
Conflict as the Element in Literature
“In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.” “Genesis 1:1, KJV Bible, (p 1)”. However, God also told Adam and Eve not to eat the fruit from a certain tree. “Genesis 3: 1-3, KJV, (p 10). Man defies the law of nature and created test tube babies, and now, cloning humans; Today’s society has it all, along with the conflicts that exist with in our various relationships. Be them spiritual, physical, or emotional, most relationships have conflicts in some form.
Conflict is prevalent in all lives in different aspects. How we judge, and the final decisions we make is what determines ones values and integrity. Conflicts exist mainly because we struggle with moral reasoning when faced with making important decisions. Forcing ourselves to think critically about the situation before we form a conclusion or pass judgment requires disciplining, an attribute many in today’s society lack. For the most part, many of our decisions are made based on how we view, or think about something. In short, our values and integrity are displayed, and we question deeply if this is this right or wrong, who will get hurt, who will benefit from this, and the many other implications involved with decision making.
The poem, “To My Dear and Loving Husband”, (p 1077) the central theme is - “Love and Marriage.” The wife is expressing her undying love, commitment, dedication, respect, and loyalty to her husband in the poem. The two works I have chosen to connect this poem too are these two short stories: “Marriage is a Private Affair”, (pp 373-377) and “The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky”; (pp482-489) demonstrating the element of “Conflict” in the short stories.

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