Comment on your classic novel’s conflict and resolution.


If you’ve read your entire novel, it’s possible to do this extra credit assignment. If not, go back and do an earlier one please.

Take a moment and reflect on the conflict and resolution in your classic novel. If you don’t remember what conflict and resolution mean, here’s a link to a Wikipedia page that might be helpful. The more complete sentences you write about conflict and resolution, the more points you will earn.

Here’s an example of a comment worth 10 points:

In my classic novel, Othello, by William Shakespeare, there’s a conflict between Iago and Othello. Iago is jealous of Othello’s power. Othello has risen through the military ranks to a position of power. He is invited to the homes of senators. He is adored by his beautiful wife–who is white. Yet Othello is a black man. (Why this should offend Iago, I can’t imagine, but it does.)

Iago gets Othello to believe that his lovely young bride has been unfaithful to him, and Othello believes this falsehood. Othello kills his wife. Then he kills himself. It doesn’t really resolve this conflict, but it does bring it to an end, and sadly, an unpleasant one.


About Chelly Wood

I am a school librarian with an English degree, and I like to write books. I've also designed commercial doll clothes patterns, and I make stop-motion videos with dolls. My literary agent is Elizabeth Kracht of Kimberley Cameron & Associates.

One response »

  1. my classic novel is about is about gullevers travels.
    The story is about a guy on a ship he was sailing around the country and big waves were pushing the boat back and fourth.The ship got pushed on an island with little peaple on it.The little people were wanting to have the guy to fight for them.

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