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Conflict is a central element of every narrative, and within a novel, there are multiple conflicts and multiple perspectives on those conflicts. Consider how different characters view the various conflicts in the novel you have read. Why are there differences in the characters’ viewpoints? How does the author use these differences to develop the conflict and to shape the narrative structure? Which literary techniques does the author employ to develop the characters’ opposing perspectives?
Start by choosing two characters who have differing perspectives on a specific conflict within the novel and develop an essay based on the following essay prompt.:
In a well-structured essay, compare and contrast two characters’ opposing perspectives on a specific conflict and show how the author uses these different views to develop the larger topic(s) within the novel.