Conflict has many meanings composers uses a variety of different techniques to represent different conflict in their texts, this is shown in the prose fiction "The catcher in the Rye" by J.D Salinger, the short story "Tri" by Frances Echin, the film "Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" directed by Peter Jackson and the film, "Dead Poets Society" by Peter Weir.
Conflict has many forms, such as a difference of opinion, self conflict, racial conflict and many more, thus different writers chooses different types of conflict to write on, depending on their purpose. .
The prose fiction "Catcher in the Rye", explores an inner conflict, of a boy, "Holden Caulfield", and his journey from his school to his home. During the journey, he shows various conflicts, with the world around him and in himself. The extent of his conflict with the adult world can be shown using this quote "I thought what I"d Do was, I"d pretend I was on of those deaf-mutes. That way I wouldn't have to have any goddam stupid useless conversations with anybody." This quote shows how he doesn't want to communicate with the world anymore. He often refers to adults as "Phoneys", identifying them as being fakes while he identifies children as being innocent and pure. An example can been seen in the scene where Holden wants to be the "Catcher" in the Rye and stops children falling off the Cliff, which could also be symbolised as Holden wanting to catch children from falling into adulthood. Another conflict he has is with women, in his journey he meets many women and when he meets them, he always thinks about the topic, Sex. He wants to experience it but every time he tries he is scared about it or he feels that he is ruining someone's innocence. This is shown when Holden hires a prostitute in the hotel and when she just wants to "get it on" Holden wants to just talk, he feels that buy having sex with her he is somehow running her innocence.