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What Is Character vs. Supernatural Conflict? Learn About The Literary Conflict with Examples

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: Nov 8, 2020 • 3 min read

Pitting characters against phenomena like ghosts, or monsters raises the stakes of a conflict by creating an unequal playing field. Supernatural conflict is usually reserved for genre writing, however these otherworldly characters are also memorable foils in literary fiction.