What is the conflict in the story? I need all the conflicts in the story   thanks alot

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bullgatortail eNotes educator| Certified Educator

One primary conflict in Stephen King's novel, Misery, arises when Annie Wilks discovers the ending to the new Paul Sheldon novel. Annie is Sheldon's "Number One Fan," and her whole life revolves around his recurring star character, Misery Chastain. But when Paul decides to kill off Misery, his top fan goes ballistic. The ending must be changed, and Misery must live. She keeps the injured writer captive until a suitable new ending is concluded. Sheldon realizes the seriousness of the situation, and he must cut through the writer's block that plagues him in order to come up with a satisfactory new tale.

mkcapen1 | Student

In the book Misery by Stephen King a famous author finds himself in a car wreck in a remote region up north.  He is found and rescued by an obsessive fan who enjoys his books to the point that she finds reality in the characters.  She takes care of him and nurtures him back to health.  as a special treat he allows her to read his next book that has not been published.  The woman learns that her favorite character will die off in the novel.  She becomes livid and starts to torment and torture the man forcing him to change the book's outcome.

The conflict arises when the man realizes that it is him, an invalid and dependent upon the woman, verses the woman and her torment.  She is very deranged and damages his legs by placing a board between them ad hitting them with a sledge hammer.  The man has to save his own life from the woman.