Weegy: he problem of a story is often referred to as the "conflict." There are five types of conflict:
1. Man vs. self
2. Man vs. man
3. Man vs. society
4. Man vs. nature
5. Man vs. [ fate
A plot, on the other hand, is the structure of the events in a story.
To answer your question, a problem or conflict usually is necessary to provide a "catalyst" that spurs on the action of the plot. When a conflict takes place, it causes ... (More)