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Is conflict necessary for personal growth?

emily.quick
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8/24/2015 2:00:35 PM
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Scholars within a DeSoto County School are debating here the idea, and deciding whether conflict is necessary for growth or not. Students are providing one example from Richard Connell's short story, "The Most Dangerous Game", and one example from a real world current event. If conflict is not necessary for personal growth, then what are we to attribute our growth and development in character and judgement?
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8/24/2015 10:43:39 PM
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Is Conflict Necessary?
Conflict is necessary because once conflict is understood, it"s easier to find ways to predict it, prevent it, transform it, and resolve it. Conflict helps you by making you think harder and learn more about what the conflict was about. Every kind of conflict produces creative thinking, if it weren"t for conflict you wouldn"t know half the things you know today. Conflict is a normal part of human interaction and nothing will change what you think about things. Conflict is best discussed and resolved, not hidden, everyone"s thoughts matter.
Conflict is essential for innovation because it increases the number of ideas available for potential innovation. The Conflict in "The Most Dangerous Games" is Man vs. Man or Rainsford vs. Zaroff and they are having conflict on the different things they are thinking.There are several moral lessons, or themes, in this story. Rainsford learns a lesson about human nature, but so does Zaroff. All life has value but, General Zaroff believes that valuing life is old-fashioned. This attitude is of course immoral. Every person has a right to be treated as human, no matter where they come from "One does not expect nowadays to find a young man of the educated class, even in America, with such a naive, and, if I may say so, mid-Victorian point of view. Actions have consequences, Rainsford acts foolishly when he falls into the water. He also is foolish when he assumes Zaroff won't make him play the game. In addition, Zaroff is foolish to assume that Rainsford will play by the rules. Rainsford did not smile. "I am still a beast at bay," he said, in a low, hoarse voice. "Get ready, General Zaroff." Never underestimate people but, Rainford underestimates Zaroff, and Zaroff underestimates Rainsford. In the end, Rainsford is able to win because he was underestimated.Even lurks everywhere, and it is your responsibility to root it out. Rainsford could not leave the island, even if he won the game. He had to take care of Zaroff, and the only way to rid humanity of this evil was to kill him which is taking care of the conflict. In the article "Syria:The story of the Conflict" , it says "By June 2013, the UN said 90,000 people had been killed in the conflict. However, by August 2014 that figure had more than doubled to 191,000 - and continued to climb to 220,000 by March 2015, according to activists and the UN.The conflict is now more than just a battle between those for or against President Assad." Yes, this is bad conflict and most people believe we don"t need it but, everything happens for a reason and later on, the people of Syria got stronger and were able to fight bigger battles than that.Conflict causes you to grow and learn from what you didn"t already know.
The goal of resolving conflict is not victory or defeat but reaching the understanding point of what the conflict was about. Conflict lets you speak your thoughts and increase your creativity of how you view things. Conflict is needed in everyone"s life to make your life better also letting you learn more about your wrongs or mistakes. Without your participation in conflict, the problem won"t be solved and nothing will be taught. Conflict helps you by making you think things through and gets you really thinking about what the conflict was about, also lets you learn about what others believe.
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8/25/2015 1:44:23 AM
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Conflict is necessary because it requires a change in relationships and problem solving skills. Without conflict, we would not be able to grow and succeed in life.
Conflict is found in the real world everyday if he listens to the news. For example, the presidential election is full of conflicts. Specifically, Donald Trump causes his own conflicts by being too bold and mean when discussing certain people or groups. Likewise, Hillary Clinton has created her own conflicts as well concerning her e-mail account when she was Secretary of State. Both candidates must repair relationships and solve these problems if they want to win the election.
Conflict is also found in the story, "The Most Dangerous Game". Rainsford is a character who has always believed that "the world is full of two classes of people-the hunters and huntees." He has no sympathy for the animals being hunted. The conflict occurs when he becomes the hunted on Ship-Trap Island. He must change his relationship with General Zaroff in order to outsmart him and then use his own hunting skills to stay alive.
In conclusion, conflict is found in the real world and in the story, "The Most Dangerous Game." Everyone must encounter a change in the way they view relationships and use their own set of problem solving skills to get what they want in life.
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8/25/2015 1:48:10 AM
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Mackenzie Gossett #5

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Conflict is necessary because it requires a change in relationships and problem solving skills. Without conflict, we would not be able to grow and succeed in life.
Conflict is found in the real world everyday if he listens to the news. For example, the presidential election is full of conflicts. Specifically, Donald Trump causes his own conflicts by being too bold and mean when discussing certain people or groups. Likewise, Hillary Clinton has created her own conflicts as well concerning her e-mail account when she was Secretary of State. Both candidates must repair relationships and solve these problems if they want to win the election.
Conflict is also found in the story, "The Most Dangerous Game". Rainsford is a character who has always believed that "the world is full of two classes of people-the hunters and huntees." He has no sympathy for the animals being hunted. The conflict occurs when he becomes the hunted on Ship-Trap Island. He must change his relationship with General Zaroff in order to outsmart him and then use his own hunting skills to stay alive.
In conclusion, conflict is found in the real world and in the story, "The Most Dangerous Game." Everyone must encounter a change in the way they view relationships and use their own set of problem solving skills to get what they want in life.
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8/25/2015 2:01:38 AM
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Life is non stop conflict big and small. If you can't deal with conflict you won't go far in life.
It's not your views that divide us, it's what you think my views should be that divides us.

If you think I will give up my rights and forsake social etiquette to make you "FEEL" better you are sadly mistaken

If liberal democrats would just stop shooting people gun violence would drop by 90%
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8/25/2015 9:28:07 PM
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Anna Rials #18
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Is Conflict Necessary?
Conflict is necessary because they will never be ready for something they actually have to work for, it is a learning experience, and it builds character. A conflict is a problem that can or can not be solved. An emotional conflict for example is if someone has to figure out what college to go too. A physical conflict for example is if someone got stuck and had the chose of waiting for someone or trying to get unstuck. Some conflicts are life decisions and some only la
Conflict is a learning experience to help us learn what is right and what is wrong. If America did not have the American Revolution then we would not be a nation nor a democracy. If there was no Civil War African Americans would have no legal rights. Conflict build a persons character up. In "The Most Dangerous Game" Rainsford becomes stronger after he plays General Zaroff's game. " '"is to furnish a repast for the hounds. The other will sleep in this very excellent bed. On guard, Rainsford.' " He had never slept in a better bed, Rainsford decided."
Over all conflict is vital part of life. Everyone needs it to makeemselves a better and stronger person. Conflict can change a persons character whether it's short term or long term. Someone can learn a lot about something through conflict. Conflict was here in the past and it will continue to follow us through time. Conflict is very much necessary.
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8/25/2015 9:31:18 PM
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Ananda Zinn

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21 August 2015

Is Conflict Necessary?

Conflict is necessary for the growth of a person so that that person can learn from their mistakes. There is an example of this in the "The Most Dangerous Game" and in real life.

In "The Most Dangerous Game" the main character Rainford is the perfect example. Rainford and another character named Whitney had an argument about how animals feel when they are hunted. Rainford said " Who cares how a jaguar feels?" But when Rainford got stuck on an island and is hunted by a very experience hurter is learn the true meaning of fear. He learned that whatever that is being hunted has feelings. In another case if someone starts an argument with someone about studying for a test and that person says that they don"t need to study. But when there comes another test that same person who said that they don"t need to study fails the test. That person knows that they need to study.

As a final point usually when conflict is created there is almost alway something to learn from it. Plus it is the most natural and the smartest thing to do. No one wants to repeat the same mistake over and over again so that is why you learn from it. Thousands of people do it every day. In real life and in "The Most Dangerous Game" this is proven.
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8/25/2015 9:35:10 PM
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Madison Arnold

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Is Conflict Necessary?

In a world without conflict, everyone would have the same opinion. SInce everybody has a different opinion, we get into arguments to express how we feel about a situation.
In the story, Most Dangerous Game, by Richard Connell, General Zaroff talks about how he became bored with hunting humans, so he decided to capture humans and hunts them for sport. Rainsford replied, "Hunting? General Zaroff what you speak of is murder." (p. 101). Rainsford's opinion on hunting humans is different from Zaroff's opinion, so this caused conflict between them.
In the article, Should Palestinians Visit Concentration Camps" Mohammed Dajani talks about how, " I grew up on the idea that the Holocaust was a conspiracy." He thinks Palestinians should not compare the Nakba with the Holocaust." While the author thinks teaching about the Holocaust is important for everyone.
In both stories, they bring up individuals opinions. They also both have arguments and tell their opinion on what they believe, and why they believe it.
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8/25/2015 9:41:26 PM
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Triston Beckley

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24 August 2015
Is Conflict Necessary?
Is Conflict Necessary? Yes, conflict is needed in both the real world and the book world. In the real world because it puts the wrong people out of power (like presidents). In the book world it gives the protagonist a challenge that he/she has to overcome, the story would be extremely boring without it.
A good example of real world needed conflict is if the president of U.S.S.R. during the Cold War, Dwight D. Eisenhower. If the people of the U.S.S.R. had not rose up then he would still be in power (if he had not died of old age). Which means the world could be practicing Communism like it does Capitalism today or one of the two sides (U.S.A. AND U.S.S.R.) would have shot a nuke at the other causing a greater conflict. An example of story world conflict is the story, "The Most Dangerous Game" by Richard Connell. If there was on conflict the story would have been boring. Just imagine the protagonist, Sanger Rainsford, had said to the antagonist, General Zaroff, "Don"t hunt humans that"s murder", then Zaroff had said, "Ok", then he lets everyone go and the end. That would be super boring and no one would buy the book.
As you can see Conflict is needed no madder how much we hate it. It helps in real life because it made sure bad people like Dwight D. Eisenhower out of power. It helps stories because it makes the story interesting like, "The Most Dangerous Game".
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8/25/2015 9:47:33 PM
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Zaria Rankin
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21 August 2015
Is Conflict Necessary?
Conflict is necessary for our development; when handled with an open mind, it constantly adds to our metaphorical bag of answers and gives us experience so that we can handle a difficult task when the time comes.
"The Most Dangerous Game" it immediately introduces the ironic implications of the story. The word "game," is a tale about two hunters, signifies both the competitive nature of their sport and the victims of it. The most dangerous game is one in which the lives of the hunter and the hunted are equally at risk, and this occurs only when both are men. "Rainsford presumes that hunting is a sport involving no more moral consequences than a game such as baseball; he further demonstrates his na"vet" by assuming that his victims, big-game animals, have no feelings. These two beliefs, based as they are on Rainsford"s certainty that man is superior to animal, are challenged when he encounters General Zaroff, who has pushed the same ideas to their inhumane limits in his madness.
In conclusion,This encounter between the two, conducted in the language of fencing, further confuses the distinction between sport and killing, civilization and uncontrolled brutality. Rainsford"s victory, within the terms that the general has defined, may be no victory at all: He decides to sleep the night in the general"s bed and finds it comfortable; the hunted has succeeded, but only by becoming like his hunter"if not as mad, at least as morally suspect. At the end one person got to sleep in a bed while the other one got feed to the dogs, but in reality conflict is necessary in this tale of hunters who hunt each other down as a snack or a meal. Hunting is the main reason why conflict is necessary!!!
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8/25/2015 9:58:52 PM
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Ty Gunnels

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Is conflict necessary?

I know that conflict is necessary because it would be difficult to grow and improve without it. In school, we learn about history so America knows not to have the same problem again. It"s like learning from our mistakes.
In the story "The Most Dangerous Game", Rainsford is alone but not alone in the woods. He is being hunted. By dealing with this conflict, he makes traps. These traps end up killing the hunter"s assistant and dogs. And in the end, Rainsford finds and kills the hunter and gets to sleep in a nice and comfortable bed in the hunter"s home.
This proves that conflict is necessary. If Rainsford hadn"t been surviving in the woods alone, he wouldn"t have had that motivation to be alive right now. Conflict was his key to life.
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8/25/2015 10:00:37 PM
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I think conflict is necessary for lives experiences and to know how to fight through it. If we e did not know how to fight through every day problems we will not be able to solve else everyday problems that we, most of the time. need to stand up for ourselves if not someone stand up for will stand up for us in the long run. Also words are not always the best thing to deal with conflict people use violence to speak up even though it is not the best answer it sometimes is the only answer. Like bullying it always gets worse after telling the teachers, Sometimes you just have to stick up for yourself. Once you finish of the conflict. Between different countries causes a better outcome. Like the revolutionary war caused us to become the country we live in today.

Conflict helps people earn experience in the long run. Since the beginning of humanity people have not just fought themselves they have fought animals, natural disasters, and diseases. And thanks to the experience that people have earned we learn to cover ourselves from the weather. We have learned how to . And our bodies have adapted to resolve conflict with and without conflict. Humans have adapted to most diseases over time. Humans have adapted through many things. We have learned through most of many things.
This is why I think conflict is completely necessary to everyone. Not just everyone but to everyday lives and a way to make us learn and grow. Without problems how are we able to do deal with something that will soon to come at us. conflict is something not simple to get away from it is something that is within all our lives and for our sake we should hope that conflict never just stop. Even the smallest conflict that is within our lives.
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8/25/2015 10:17:22 PM
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Alex Richardson
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Is Conflict Necessary?
Conflict is necessary. You will always have conflict in your life, so you need to know how to deal with it. With every conflict you have, there will always be a lesson later on that you will look down upon that will help you later. It will help you grow to be more confident in yourself and help you achieve goals that you have set for yourself later on in life. It will also help you live your life the way that you want to just the wrong way.
Conflicts also affect people in the real world too. For example: The American Revolution. It went from slavery to women"s rights, from religious life to voting, American attitudes would be forever changed. The American Revolution produced a new outlook among its people that would have ramifications long into the future.
You will always have conflict in your life no matter what it is. Conflict helps you learn from your mistakes that you have made. It will help you make a change in your personality and your character. It will also help you overcome a tragedy that happened in your life or to someone that you know. Conflict affects you and everyone around us.
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8/25/2015 10:34:14 PM
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Sequoia Powell
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21 August 2015
Is Conflict Necessary?
Conflict is necessary in your life for many reasons. Conflict helps you grow as a person. If everyone was always perfect and never made mistakes life would be very boring. If you don"t make mistakes, then you don"t learn anything. Everyone should learn from their mistakes in order to better themselves.
In "The Most Dangerous Game," General Zaroff believes hunting is a sport but he got bored with hunting animals and starts hunting people! Rainsford didn"t agree with what General Zaroff was doing. He felt that it was murder! For example Zaroff says "But no animal can reason". Rainson responds saying "Hunting? Great Guns, General Zaroff what you speak of is murder."
Another problem going on in the world today is the white police killing black people. This issue has been causing some controversy for a while now. The officers are claiming self-defense; others just think its plain racism. Different people have different opinions about the situation but at the end of the day its wrong what they"re doing. For example the Trayvon Martin incident, he was an unarmed black male that got killed for no reason. The police say he acted in self-defense but what was he defending himself from? Trayvon was an innocent teen who lost his life at the hands of a white police officer. Which goes to show conflict is very necessary for people to pay attention to what"s going on in the world.
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8/25/2015 10:40:14 PM
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Jonathon Jongsma

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24 August 2015

Is Conflict Necessary?

Conflict is necessary because conflict is how you evolve and change to who you are. There are many reasons for this, one of them is that conflict is how you grow.
The other is from a story called "The Most Dangerous Game". It shows that if you have more experience, conflict can be dealt with. It also shows that conflict leads to experince.

In the story "The Most Dangerous Game" Rainsford is being hunted by General Zaroff. Rainsford had previous interaction with hunting, and as a result was able to hide successfully and beat General Zaroff. His conflict taught him that not everyone is as they seem, and that anybody could be crazy.

My second reason for believing that conflict is how you evolve is growth. You grow in character through change. More specifically, your reaction to change is how you become who you are. Conflict Is just an example of change in your life. Your experience can teach you life lessons. Also, your success with conflict dictates how you react to events in your life.
A university is what a college becomes when the faculty loses interest in students. - John Ciardi.
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8/25/2015 11:10:34 PM
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Pratik Hira
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Is Conflict Necessary?
It is necessary to have conflict because you would not be a good person without going through or having problems. If there was no conflict, you would have been a bad person. You would not have learned anything. You also would not be able to get through problems now. You would not be the person you are today.
In "The Most Dangerous Game" Rainsford argued with the general that, killing humans or committing murder is not the right thing to do. If he had not done that, the general would not have given Rainsford the chance to have a battle with him. The general would not have died and he would have continued to kill people. An example from my own life is, when I was small, I used to steal stuff from my parents and siblings. If no one would have talked to me about that, I would have been stealing bigger things today.
Conflict is necessary, without it, this world would be a worse place than it already is. There would be many robberies, many more murders, and people would not be able to sleep at night thinking about robbers. Conflict has changed everything in this world. It has made it a better place.
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8/25/2015 11:26:40 PM
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Tony Harrell Jr.
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25 August 2015
Conflict is a better way; because Conflict is useful because it can help you grow and make you a lot stronger for us to move on to other things. Thesis statement are great for people to move on with things in life.
In "The Most Dangerous Game" the main character Rainford and character named Whitney had an argument about how animals feel when they are hunted. Rainford said " Who cares how a jaguar feels?" But when Rainford got stuck on an island and is hunted by a very experience hurter is learn the true meaning of fear. He learned that whatever that is being hunted has feelings. Rainford is so worry of how bad he would do , instead of him making it better for him to growth out of his fear so he can succeed in something.
I say conflict is necessary cause people all need to solve things to get off there back , support this statement is a truestatement for people who all need there problems workout and solved! This is why I support this statement.
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8/25/2015 11:32:15 PM
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Eesha Patel
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24 August 2015
Is Conflict Necessary?

Conflict is necessary for personal growth because it can help you become stronger and prepare for future conflicts. There are many ways you can learn from conflict and avoid it from happening again. Conflict always happens all around the world. This is because everyone is different, causing personal opinions. If everyone was the same, then we would have no problems and the world would be boring.

In the story, "The Most Dangerous Game" Mr. Rainsford grew from his conflict because his experience caused him to relate and think like the animals. Mr. Rainsford states "Hunting? What you are speaking of is murder," (p.101) Conflicts can help you grow in many real life problems too such as 9/11. 9/11 was a tragic that happened in America and by that conflict, we can avoid many other conflicts. It also helped us grow and improve so we can prepare for any future conflicts. For an example, our security has improved a whole lot ever since that event.

These are a few of the many ways conflict necessary for growth. By conflict you can have many life experiences. Everyone is different and has their own opinions and without this difference the world would be boring and we would have no conflicts
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8/26/2015 12:45:55 AM
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Marshall Crudup

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English 1 4th block

Is Conflict Necessary?

Conflict is necessary because it helps us deal with our issue. It can help us be the bigger person

when a situation happens. That is why I think conflict is necessary.

When an incident happens such as Rainsford in the " Most Dangerous Game", the job was

for the best hunter. Rainsford wanted that job, and he trained for it and trained for it and he got

the job. So, Conflict can help you be the bigger person when an situation happens you can be the

bigger person. Conflict is very helpful to people. That is why I think it is helpful.
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8/26/2015 12:52:29 AM
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Callie Newman
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25 August 2015
Is Conflict Necessary?
Conflict is a serious disagreement or argument, typically a protrated one. Conflict is necessary for these reasons: it teaches life lessons and can help lead people to success.
In "The Most Dangerous Game," Rainsford had already knew how to survie, hunt, and that is what helped him defeat the general. In the real world some conflicts can teach life lessons. For example, if you get grounded for staying out past your curfew, get your phone taken away and then you come in on time for now on. There are so many reasons why conflict is necessary.
Now you know what conflict is and why it is necessary. People can overcome a
conflict but it always help them lead to success or teaches them a life lesson.
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8/26/2015 12:56:54 AM
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Jessica Webb

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25 August 2015

Is conflict necessary?
Conflict is necessary for two reasons, to help you grow, and for life experiences. Everyone deals with conflict, at one point in their life, no matter how big or small the problem is.
In "The Dangerous Game", Rainsford is alone, but not alone in the woods. He is being hunted. By dealing with this conflict, he makes a trap. These traps end up killing hunters assistant and dogs. In the end, Rainsford finds and kills the hunter and gets to sleep in a nice bed in the hunter"s house.
Conflict is necessary in the long run. The way you react to change that is how you become who you are, in a positive or negative way. Your experience can teach life lessons. Conflict is the key to becoming a successful person in life.
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8/26/2015 1:06:13 AM
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Joanne Castellanos
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24 August, 2015
Is Conflict Necessary?
Conflict is necessary, because if conflict never existed, no one would ever learn their lesson that they are doing something wrong, and no one would ever grow either. For example, if conflict never existed, history would repeat itself.
Therefore, if conflict never existed, the General (a.k.a. Zaroff) in "The Most Dangerous Games", and the country would never grow as one or learn their lesson in what they are doing wrong and what needs to be improved. In "The Most Dangerous Games", a man (Rainsford) fell off a boat and landed on this island in which a man (General Zaroff) owned and who liked to hunt. Rainsford meet General Zaroff and General Zaroff explained to Rainsford what the island was used for (when people landed on the island, they had a choice of getting beaten up or of getting hunted by General Zaroff on the island for 3 days or until you die in those 3 days or if you survive the 3 days, you win), and what he liked to hunt (people). General Zaroff never understood that hunting people named him a murder and in the end Rainsford survived and ended up feeding General Zaroff to his own hunting dogs because he had to learn his lesson that hunting people for a sport was not right. Also, the king and citizens of America during the Revolutionary War had conflicts over rights and rules that were given to the citizens of America and went into war to solve their conflict. If the country wouldn"t have gone into war, history would repeat itself and the country wouldn"t have grown into what it is now.
In conclusion, conflict is always necessary, because without it history wouldn"t be, and there would have never been development in this world.
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8/26/2015 1:25:36 AM
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Kathryn Gonzalez #9
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21 August 2015
Is Conflict Necessary?
A conflict is a serious disagreement or argument that can be bothersome for everyone involved. Although conflict can cause stress, anger, or even sadness, it can actually be beneficial for it can result in growth and character development. Conflict is necessary for three reasons: conflict can help you work well with others, it will teach life lessons, and it can provide tools to lead you towards success.
The first reason conflict is necessary is because it can help you work well with others. This is because when a problem arises in a group it allows everyone to share their thoughts and feelings on the topic, giving the chance for the group to learn to accept diverse ideas. Also, disputes between people can lead to them working together in order to solve the issue at hand. An example of this would be the Iran Nuclear Deal. Six counties came together to end Iran"s nuclear program, but of course Iran was against this. The seven countries agreed on the Nuclear Deal so that Iran can continue their program and all other countries can feel at ease. Conflict can also teach life lessons. By solving a quarrel you can learn from your mistakes, establish an understanding of moving forward when you don"t get your way, and learn to make compromises for the greater good. When you learn from your mistakes you conduct a self-evaluation, and this allows you to give yourself insight on what you could do better. Moving forward when you don"t get your way is key in evolving as a person; life isn"t perfect and that proves that no one, including yourself, can be. Compromising for the greater good shows that you care about other people"s needs over your own. The final reason conflict is necessary is because it provides important life tools. These life tools include, but are not limited to, perseverance, discipline, and creativity. Having a problem can make you push yourself above your limit in order to overcome the strife, and by doing so you set your standards higher and grow as a person. Sometimes solving an issue will require the ability to think outside the box. By thinking differently and pushing yourself, you become more successful and learn new things. For example, in "The Most Dangerous Game" by Richard Connell the protagonist, Sanger Rainsford, must avoid being killed by a brilliant huntsman named General Zaroff. In the story Rainsford says, "I"ll give him a trail to follow," (p. 107). By giving General Zaroff a trail, Rainsford combined perseverance and creativity in order to throw him off.
With conflict everyone can grow as a person. It is true that having a problem is fraught and irritating. However, the three reasons presented above: conflict can help you work well with others, it will teach life lessons, and it can provide tools to lead you towards success show that, in the end, it is necessary for everyone to face conflict.
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8/26/2015 1:55:36 AM
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Sydney Helms
Mrs. Quick
English 1: 4th Block
24 August 2015

Is conflict necessary?

Conflict is necessary because it allows us to become better as individuals and as groups. It helps us know how to deal with problems as we go through life.

In the short story "The Most Dangerous Game" and in real life there have been conflicts that made people and groups become better. For example, in the short story "The Most Dangerous Game" the main character, Rainsford, was put in a situation where conflict was happening. He had to hide in the woods, away from General Zaroff, or he would be killed. Rainsford had previous experience in hunting, so he knew how to keep General Zaroff from finding him and killing him. He eventually found General Zaroff and killed him. Rainsford's previous experiences in hunting helped him stay alive.

There are also conflicts that happen in real life where we use what we have learned from past conflicts to help us when we need it. For instance, on 9/11 the United States was attacked in New York and in Washington, D.C.. After those tragic events we as a country have learned how to prevent, as much as we can, future terrorist attacks.

To conclude, conflict is everywhere. We can not prevent it so we might as well embrace it and learn from it.
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8/26/2015 1:56:11 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
Kamren James

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English: 3rd Block

24 August 2015
Is Conflict Necessary?

Conflict is no doubt something people need in their lives. Conflict is needed for two reasons. First, conflict is needed to help one grow throughout their life. Second, one can become mentally and physically stronger from the conflict he/she encounters. One can find examples of both from "The Most Dangerous Game" written by Richard Connell, and also from one"s everyday life.
As one reads "The Most Dangerous Game" he/she can see that the narrator faces conflict throughout the story. The narrator gets stuck on an island and finds a man that hunts people for fun. The narrator does not like that. For example, "Did not make me condone cold-blooded murder"(Pg.101) shows that he did not agree with what the antagonist was doing. This conflict made the narrator mentally tougher because he had to learn how to handle himself in a life or death situation. Secondly, one will face conflict in the real world. An example of this could be seen throughout 9/11. American citizens did not only grow from this, but the nation as a whole grew from this incident. Everyone had to stick together as one nation in order to make it through.
Although conflict can be viewed as a terrible thing, it really does help someone grow and become stronger. If one never witnesses conflict, one will never grow as a person. Conflict has got to be in one"s life in order for one to reach his/her full potential as a human being.
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8/26/2015 2:18:31 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
Bailey Williams
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24 August 2015
Is Conflict Necessary?
Conflict is necessary because without conflict we would not be the way we are today. In both "The Most Dangerous Game" and the Ferguson, Missouri chaos that has occurred in the past year you can begin to see why conflict is necessary for growth.

In the short story, "The Most Dangerous Game", there are two main conflicts, man vs. man and man vs. nature. An example of man vs. man is when Rainsford and General are fighting about different goals, Zaroff is for fun and amusement and Rainsford is for escape and survival. Also and example of man vs. nature is when Rainsford flees into the jungle, he uses his knowledge of hunting to lay false trails and traps. However, the jungle is also his enemy, having natural obstacles of its own. Now in Ferguson, Missouri the conflict is man vs. man. The main problem is because a black male (Mike Brown) was shot by a white officer. The citizens of Ferguson Missouri were angry with this and began to start riots and start chaos. In both cases the conflicts help the people in it to be better people.

In both the short story and the Ferguson mayhem, you can begin to see how and why conflict is necessary for growth as a human. Because without these events where would Missouri be today. And how would the short story have ended without the events that occurred.
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8/26/2015 2:31:03 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 8/24/2015 2:00:35 PM, emily.quick wrote:
Scholars within a DeSoto County School are debating here the idea, and deciding whether conflict is necessary for growth or not. Students are providing one example from Richard Connell's short story, "The Most Dangerous Game", and one example from a real world current event. If conflict is not necessary for personal growth, then what are we to attribute our growth and development in character and judgement?

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8/26/2015 2:46:26 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
Danny Tidwell

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English I 3rd block

24 August 2015

Is Conflict Necessary?

Conflict is useful because, it can help you grow and make you stronger. The
Egyptian people would not have freedom and peace if it weren"t for the hacktivist group Anonymous. The Egyptian people were at war with their government. Something had to be done and the group Anonymous took focus on the Egyptian government. Anonymous took down a few government websites, the Egyptian people started riots, and they made the Egyptian president resin. The Egyptian people grew from their struggles because they had a corrupt government and that was the conflict.
In the story "The Most Dangerous Game" Rainsford got his self into a big problem when his boat crashed and he swam to this islands, it was no ordinary island though there was a man who owned the islands who hunts. But the man doesn"t hunt animals he hunt"s Humans he says he hunts the scum of the Earth. The next day Rainsford was the one being hunted. He used his skills to make a hole and put weeds and grass over it as a trap and it worked and he trapped a dog with it. Luckily he knows what to do in this situation. He is a hunter himself this conflict has giving him strength so he has won the hunt.
Conflict is very useful in any situation. It makes you stronger and it helps you grow on your next task. Some people say that it doesn"t help but they are terribly wrong. It does help you because America wouldn"t be where it is today if there wasn"t any conflict in the past.
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8/26/2015 3:02:12 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
Alejandro Caraballo

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English 1: 3rd block

August 24, 2015

Is conflict Nessasary?

Conflict is nessasary, because if everyone in the world thinks differently there will always be

conflict when making a decision. When making a decision there is always somebody who thinks

differently. The world will never be free of conflict if everybody in the world thinks differently.

In The Most Dangerous Game, is how Rainsford thought that human life is to be valued and not

to be considered scum. On the other hand, Zaroff concludes that God made him to hunt, he

strongly believes that hunters hunt the weak. He considers humans scum and hunts humans just

like he hunts animals. In The Most Dangerous Game Rainsford replied to Zaroff saying, "I can"t

believe you are serious, General Zaroff. This is a grisly joke." He said this because he found out

Zaroff hunted humans just like he hunted animals. In the American Revolution, Americans

wanted to be independent. But, there is always somebody who thinks differently, so the British

did not want to let the Americans to be Independent. So in order to resolve this problem they

decided to have a war to decide which decision will be allowed. In the end the American won

and became Independent. If there was no war, we wouldn"t be here today, everyone would be

talking British, instead of being Democratic we would be under the rules of a Monarchy.

In this world, every conflict matters. What happens at the end of a conflict can impact the way

our world will work. In conclusion, conflict is nessasary for our world to become better.