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Show how any two writers use the setting of their story to generate conflict.

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Show how any two writers use the setting of their story to generate conflict. The two stories I have chosen are The Young Couple and The Red Ball. I have begun with The Young Couple. In the Young Couple, the setting of the story is crucial in the conflict that it generates. The story begins with the change of setting. At the beginning the audience and the characters both believe that the new setting would be good for the couple from the language that thee writer uses, however this is not so. This is what I think makes the conflict considerable, since the unexpected outcome adds to the general conflict of the couple fitting into the new society. This is generally a typical example of hope to disillusionment. The writer uses the clash of culture very effectively; this is a key part of why we see such conflict. From the beginning of the story we can see how Cathy feels discontent and left out by Naraian because they go out with all of his friends where as Cathy clearly prefers just the two of them together. ...read more.


It also shows us once again that the gender issue is very much different in India then it was in England. Cathy is not used to this and so this situation develops until eventually Cathy supported Naraian and hoped that he would do something to stop the regular Sunday occasion, but there were simply further arguments. In addition we can tell that the culture is very much different in ho Cathy finds it so hard to simply go for a walk into the 'City Bazaar' where 'she drew a lot of attention.' Also we see a sort of community where the word is passed round since there are 'so many relatives...so much time to pass the word around,' which Cathy had not been used to from England. Cathy certainly feels constricted as she watches birds from out of the window and envies the freedom that they have which she hasn't With the change of setting we can see how Naraian is getting sucked in by his mother which causes further conflict. ...read more.


In general the way that Bolan tries to adapt to the new setting which is by gaining the other kids respect through his cricketing abilities. This is what he has wanted to do for a long time which was simply to be like one of them. The conflict appears when Bolan tries to do this, when he decides to spend money and treat his friends they accept him but his father says 'And where this boy learn to thief from....where? Where he learnin' these bad bad habits from...not me!' Clearly his father is very upset and angry. This is what his wanting to fit in the rest had done effectively it had affected his parents during financial problems. This is a very clever and effective way of generating conflict by changing the setting. The writer has made the main character create the conflict himself by simply wanting to adapt to the new setting. Bolan had no intentions, in fact he was unlucky, but the writer makes the audience feel sorry for Bolan who seems to have done nothing wrong, almost dramatic irony, and this generates conflict in itself. ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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