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Definition: Where and When the story takes place.

The Wizard of Oz: The story takes place in Kansas and in the Land of Oz in 1939.

Definition: Conflicts are the categories of problems that the characters encounter during the story.


  • MAN VS. NATURE

    Definition: A problem between people and something in nature.

    The Wizard of Oz: The Gale family struggles to farm in Kansas, where the land is hard and dry. Also, they have to deal with the threat of tornados. (p. 12). (Mobile) (Flash)


  • MAN VS. MAN

    Definition: A problem between one person and one other person.

    The Wizard of Oz: Dorothy is in a struggle with the Wicked Witch of the West. The Witch threatens to kill Dorothy (p. 196). (Mobile) (Flash)


  • MAN VS. SOCIETY

Definition: A problem between one person and multiple others.

The Wizard of Oz: When Dorothy’s dog, Toto, nips at Ms. Gultch as she rode her bike, ┬áMs. Gultch gets a court order so that the dog can be taken away. Dorothy, with great protest, learns that not even those who love her and Toto will break the law, but Dorothy just sees it as wrong (p. 39). (Mobile) (Flash)

  • MAN VS. HIMSELF

Definition: A problem within a character’s mind.

The Wizard of Oz: The lion’s lack of self-confidence and courage holds him back from achieving many things (p. 200).(Mobile) (Flash)