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Here are the Five Sources of Conflict in any Drama

1. Man against Man
Movie Example: “Hell in the Pacific” – Lee Marvin

2. Man against Himself
Movie Example: “A Beautiful Mind” – Russell Crowe

3. Man against Nature
Movie Example: “Twister” – Bill Paxton

4. Man against Society
Movie Example: “Philadelphia” – Tom Hanks

5. Man against God/Principle
Movie Example: “The Mission” – Robert DeNiro

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  • Andrew June 12, 2008, 5:18 AM

    What about man against woman?

    I know this could come under man against man but I really think a man against a woman is a different kind of battle because the man and woman are usually in conflict, which results in love. Where as man against man usually results in death or a war.