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PostSubject: Re: 4th period - Forum 1   Tue Dec 17, 2013 12:16 pm

ashtoncummings wrote:
In my book BE AFRAID, BE VERY AFRAID   there is really no external/internal conflict in the book because its multiple stories in one book. In one story, which is called “The Vanishing Hitchhiker”, has multiple versions of the urban legend. In one of the versions, a man and his wife find a suitcase on the side of the road and on it has an address so they take it to the address and turns out, the suitcase belongs to a girl that had to hitchhike because her car broke down, but she died right where the suitcase was and on one specific night the suitcase gets brought back to the same address. There is no external conflict that I know of but an internal conflict would possibly be how the characters find out that the suitcase belongs to a ghost and that on that very night it turns up and someone always picks it up and brings it to the same exact address everytime.(164)

In this story the exernal conflict would be the fight with the ghost. Then internal conflict would be anything the characters struggle with inside themselves, like fear.
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PostSubject: Re: 4th period - Forum 1   Tue Dec 17, 2013 12:18 pm

davidcrawford wrote:
In my book BOMB I have only got to a internal conflict he wrote to his friend saying that he has found something important and his friend took what he found and said that he found it and was on the news saying that it was him and his team of scientist that found it. What they found was a way to make a atomic bomb and that is what my main charicter sent in the mail to his friend . that is all I got to so far.(89)

So, what is the conflict? Also, does the character wrestle with any feelings inside himself? Make sure you hit the word count or its points off!
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PostSubject: Re: 4th period - Forum 1   Tue Dec 17, 2013 12:19 pm

jonfoster wrote:
In my book Star trek voyager captain janeway finds a ship that is going a top speed that is trying to escape the qavok. The people trying to escape the qavok were prisoners. The qavok get stopped by the U.S.S voyager. The qavok did not listen to captain janeways warning to stop. In doing this they fought the voyager and they got shot at and the ship they had got damaged. After the shooting stopped they fled.  After they fled they, the qavok, are trying to come up with a plan to strike back at voyager and its crew members.(100)

But what are the conflicts? Be sure to answer the questions!
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PostSubject: Re: 4th period - Forum 1   Tue Dec 17, 2013 12:20 pm

CandiceNForsmark wrote:
In my book, The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die, the internal conflict is the main girl struggling with her memory loss. That is the reason I cannot call her by her name, she does not know it. Throughout the book she keeps trying to remember everything before she came to beaten and battered in a cabin with a man saying “She doesn’t know anything. Take her out back and finish her off”. Which leads to the external conflict; two or more men want her dead. She does not know why but two men, that she know of, want her dead and all she knows is that she has to run.  -112

This sounds like a very exciting mystery, Candice!
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PostSubject: Re: 4th period - Forum 1   Tue Dec 17, 2013 3:56 pm

jsmith wrote:
In my book true survival stories it has a bunch of different stories in it. But one of the stories the internal conflict was were they going to survive because they feel in a volcano. the external conflict is that they feel in the volcano and are trying to get rescued. The reason they fell in the volcano was because they were photographers taking pictures from a helicopter. The helicopter messed up and fell in. They were stuck there for several days before they were rescued. Once they were rescued the had to be taken to the hospital for breathing all of the poisonous gasses that the volcano gave off.

Jared, these are both external conflicts. Internal would be what they wrestle with inside, like fear or indecision. Also, don't forget a word count, please, or its points off.
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PostSubject: Re: 4th period - Forum 1   Tue Dec 17, 2013 4:02 pm

kennedygavin wrote:
The book I am reading is called the Lucky one. So Logan Thibault was once in the military and he found this picture with a woman on it and it has brought him so much luck through all the fighting he's done and through everything else,but one thing he struggles with is finding the woman on the picture and returning it. Once he find her they get to know each other and he ends falling in love with her but never tells her he has the picture and where he git it from because the picture actually belong to her brother she had given to to him before he left and he lost it and ended up dying. So Logan can't tell her because it will bring back bad memorise I.think this is external conflict

What part of this is the conflict? Does she wrestle with any feelings or indecisions inside herself for internal conflict? Dont forget a word count; its points off.
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PostSubject: Re: 4th period - Forum 1   Tue Dec 17, 2013 4:04 pm

christophermonroe wrote:
In my book Lord of Opium Matt has just found out that since he was El Patrons clone and that El Patron is dead he is the new lord of opium. Some of the internal conflicts he has is trying to make Alcran a better place. He wants to dig up all the opium and plat stuff like fruits and vegetables. But the egits would have to be reprogrammed which would be very painful. Which brings me to his external conflict, curing the egits. The egits have microchips in their brain which keeps them from thinking or feeling any emotion. (100)

So is his internal conflict the anxiety over trying to fix this? These both sound external.
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PostSubject: Re: 4th period - Forum 1   Tue Dec 17, 2013 4:07 pm

cadedabbs wrote:
One major external conflict my character struggles with is, with his family and friends. Who struggles with the because, when his grandfather died he had seen something that wasn't there. Like a monster of some sort. When he had reported it to the police they thought he was crazy along with everyone else he told the story to. So everyone was sort of weirded out by him. A major internal conflict my main character has is, he tries really hard to find out what had happened to hi grandfather. His grandfather had told him a lot of stories about his childhood, about monsters and children with weird powers.So when he had seen the monster he believed everything his grandfather had said, and is trying to figure out what happened to his grandfather.  (130)

I think the major internal conflict is more that he struggles inside him self with whether or not to trust his grandfather.
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PostSubject: Re: 4th period - Forum 1   Tue Dec 17, 2013 4:08 pm

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In my book One of those hideous book where the mother dies she has many inner conflicts, but her main one is she has to move in with her dad. Away from her family, bestfriend, and her boyfriend. She never broke up with her boyfriend, and they are still dating. But there is this girl named Amber and she likes her boyfriend Ray, and she is really scared that he is going to cheat on her with Amber, but her and Ray have been dating for about 2 years. That is one of her main inner conflicts. Her outer conflict is whenever she was little her dad left them, and never to be heard from, but when her mom died she had to move in with her Aunt Duffy. Her aunt was like another mother but when ever Ruby got to the point where Aunt Duffy thinks it is time for her to meet her dad she has to move in with him. So she was really mad and when she feels like talking to her DEAD MOTHER she like get on AOL mail and opens a blank page and just pours out her feeling to her mom, but it is a hard struggle for her not having a mom. That is her outer conflict.

You have them backwards; the external is the problems she has fighting with her dad. The internal conflict is the feelings she has inside about struggling to figure things out without a mom. Don't forget the word count; its points off if you don't have one.
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PostSubject: Re: 4th period - Forum 1   Tue Dec 17, 2013 4:10 pm

angela_mariee wrote:
My book is return to me I havent got through with the book yet but this book is about a girl named rebecca (rebel) who moves away to college and her parents move with her but her mom trys to convenice her to breakup with her boyfreind jackson .but her dad said that jackson could fly up to see her every once and a while. I think the internal conflict is rebel trying to break up with jackson because long distance relationships don’t work .and the external conflict is trying to make her parents happy if she decides not to break up with him. (105)

These both sound like struggles she has inside herself deciding what to do. Does she fight with anyone? Maybe her parents?
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PostSubject: Re: 4th period - Forum 1   Tue Dec 17, 2013 4:13 pm

chad.davis0 wrote:
His external confilict is the main character cheats on his girl friened with a nother girl then she breaks up with him an she makes him take her home.
Then there is the internal confilict and its about a girl named marry ewells nobody knows much about her all they can tell you if you ask about her is the she is a very very good student an not that much of a talker then out of know were she just quit coming to school an a teacher starts to wonder what happened to her then the cops come an tell them that she has came up missing.

I don't understand your internal conflict...are you saying her shyness is something she struggles with? Don't forget a word count; you get counted off for that.
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PostSubject: Re: 4th period - Forum 1   Tue Dec 17, 2013 6:31 pm

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Obsessy was trapped on all these islands trying to find his way home.  On one island obsessy was with this very young lady that he had fell in love with.  When he told her that he had a wife and a child the girl got mad and almost kicked him off the island.  Another thing he struggle with was returning to the island without anyone knowing of his return.  He had to clear all the young guards out of his palace so he and his wife can have their life again.  He defeated all the guards but he had one more worry defeating the other guards that were looking for him.  At the end he didn’t go in battle with the other guards because of a spirit stopped them from killing each other and set beside their differences. “138”

Do you mean Odysseus? Make sure you spell things correctly. Were there any internal conflicts that he faced? Like pride, anger, making choices?
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PostSubject: Re: 4th period - Forum 1   Fri Dec 20, 2013 1:28 am

My book is called "The Boy Next Door" an enteral that is in my book is how this girl named Amber is not sure who she is really in love with and it's between these two boys she likes. An external that is in my book is who she has the problem with, which is Rich and Branden. She don't know who she likes more. She has the problem with them but they don't know about her having to choose. An exciting book to read and can't wait to finish it. I love the book and can't wait to see who she really likes more!
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