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What is an external conflict in Jekyll and hyde?I need help quick please thank you!!!

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candy2821 | Student, Grade 9 | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted March 5, 2012 at 1:27 AM via web

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What is an external conflict in Jekyll and hyde?

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asorrell | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Assistant Educator

Posted March 11, 2012 at 4:44 AM (Answer #1)

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External conflict means the struggle between a character and some outside force, which could be another character or even something like nature.  Internal conflict is a struggle that the character has with him or herself like a decision to make.  So some things you could write about for your paragraph would be Jekyll's physical struggle with becoming Hyde, Utterson trying to find out who Hyde is, Lanyon witnessing Hyde's transformation into Jekyll and his subsequent illness, Jekyll's conflict with not being able to recreate the right mixture to create the chemical that transforms him, etc.  There are lots of examples of both external and internal throughout the novella.

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