Conflict a few different conflicts in this story. One

     Conflict in literature is an important literary
device. Conflict, in literature, is a struggle between opposing things. Without
conflict, the story would not really have a purpose or reason. It is one of the
main compelling forces to a story. Conflict helps with character development. Intense
events allow the readers to see how the character adapt and learn. Conflict is
needed to keep the story interesting to the reader. It adds tension to a story
as well as worst case scenarios that could occur. Conflict keeps the reader
interested and reading.

     Internal conflict is a conflict within a
character in a story. Usually, it is a mental struggle from opposite desires or
impulses. It might be an emotional struggle, such as fear. Internal conflict is
used to help readers relate to a character more, showing that everyone has
flaws and struggles. On the other hand, external conflict is an issue between
one or more characters and other characters. Also, external conflict can be
with a character and an outside force. It can add disrupt between characters
who are supposed to be working together. It is used mainly to create clear
tension that the reader can easily point out.

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     In Day
of the Butterfly, both internal and external conflict is used strategically
by the author to create tension and a desire for resolution. The author
introduces a few different conflicts in this story. One of the main external
conflicts is between Myra and the other kids at her school. They bully her and put
her down because she has to help out her little brother. The conflict is
developed further when the teacher tells the girls in Myra’s grade to treat
Myra nicely and to play with her. This creates some internal conflict for some
of the characters. For the narrator, it created an internal conflict between
being nice to Myra and being popular. Tension is added when Myra stops showing
up to school. The conflict between the girls and Myra is continued further because
Miss Darling asks the girls to go and celebrate with Myra in the hospital. They
all bullied her, but are now expected to be kind. Instead of caring about Myra,
the girls found this as a way to become more popular. That was part of the
internal conflict for the narrator, to be kind or be popular. These two
conflicts are resolved when the girls go to the hospital and are truly kind to
Myra. The external conflict is solved because the girls stop bullying Myra, and
treat her with respect. The internal conflict, in Helen, the narrator is
resolved because she finally decides to be nice to Myra over being popular.