Free Essay About Conflict In “Some Zombie Contingency Plans.”
Link’s “Some Zombie Contingency Plans”, is a story mainly concerned with the ability of a person to hide an identity without anyone understanding the real person. Soap meets Carly at a party at Carly’s house, but he uses a fake name (Link, 3). As the two spend time together, the situation lightens up, and they open up to each other and share stories about their past life. This essay analyzes the man to man conflict between Soap and Carly.
Soap, the uninvited guest at Carly’s party, cooks himself dinner in the kitchen when Carly meets him. Soap introduces himself as Will. Carly, on the other hand, does not disclose her real identity and uses false contact lenses. Carly’s says that the house belongs to her friend’s family while it is her house in the real sense (Link, 4). The conflict that is portrayed in the story is the struggle where each of the two tries to probe into the other person’s life in an attempt to dig out the truth.
Nevertheless, as Soap and Carly spend more time together, the truth dawns on Soap through a picture on the wall that the house belongs to Carly. This is the turning point as Soap becomes even more open and offers to assist in cleaning the dishes. While in bed, Soap narrates how he ended up in prison. Carly admits that the house is her parents’ house and that Leo is her brother (Link, 14).
Carly talks about how weird it is for her to be a member of the debate team while Will points out that he still carries the paint they stole from the museum. As the two continue sharing personal life experiences, the conflict is resolved. At this point, Will and Carly are comfortable with each other enough to share a bed.
Link, Kelly. Some Zombie Contingency Plans. NY: Random House, 2005.
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