Essay on Conflict Occurs Between the Powerful and the Powerless

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Conflict occurs between the powerful and the powerless. Discuss. Conflict is an inevitable occurrence of disagreement that tend to take place between or within individuals. It is triggered when one’s values and beliefs regarding their historical, cultural and religious aspects are challeneged. Most of the times conflict does occur between the powerful and the powerless. However, this is not the only case; conflict also exist within each individual, even though the circumstances are varied for each and every one of us. Thus, conflict is a matter that can be found between those in power and those who don’t, between individuals (interpersonal) and within individuals (intrapersonal). More often that not, conflict occurs between the…show more content…
And this usually happens between the powerful and powerless where those in control may feel superior and degrade whoever’s inferior in their eyes. Conflict does not only occur between the powerful and the powerless but just between any individual despite whether they hold any power or not. This could be found in everyday lives between close-knit members such as family and friends, to a much bigger scale that may possibly be related to historical, cultural and religious dynamics. In the film, there is an evident occurrence of conflict where the women are involved in a quarrel regarding one side’s suspicion of the other side’s soap stealing. This may seem like such a feeble cause to a physical fight, but the stress and pressure surrounding them just magnify such details. This hostility is also caused by the difference of nationalities between these women, hence going back again to cultural issues that tend to trigger conflicts from happening. On another occasion, it could also be seen that the women are suspecting each other from being the Japanese spy due to Wing’s death. Then again, this issue arises due to the lack of trust the women have amongst each other. Thus, conflict does not need to concern the existence of power to occur, as it has evidently taken place amid the powerless. Furthermore, other than occuring between the powerful and the
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