Parts of a Story. Protagonist. The main character The story follows his/her life. Antagonist. The person or thing that makes problems for the protagonist Examples: prejudice, anger, . Alma – short film. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tECaYQ1AzkM. Parts of a Plot. Exposition
Protagonist The main character The story follows his/her life
Antagonist The person or thing that makes problems for the protagonist Examples: prejudice, anger,
Alma – short film http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tECaYQ1AzkM
Parts of a Plot Exposition Setting and characters are introduced Protagonist’s life is described
Parts of a Plot 2. Inciting incident Something happens to change the protagonist’s life
Parts of a Plot 3. Rising Action Conflicts develop
Conflict Fight or struggle between two things Something keeps the protagonist from living his normal, happy life
Parts of a Plot 4. Climax Conflict is highest Excitement is highest
Parts of a Plot 5. Falling Action The protagonist or the antagonist wins the conflict The conflict fades
Parts of a Plot 6. Resolution Life continues, but probably in a new way What will the characters’ lives be like from now on?
Theme The lesson within a story about life. Jealousy destroys relationships. It is always best to help others. hard work pays off in the end. All you need in life is love.
Possible themes: Slavery is wrong All people have feelings and desires We should have sympathy, not bitterness, toward others
Types of conflict:
EXTERNAL conflict The protagonist struggles with something around him
Character vs Character Character vs Nature Character vs Society External Conflicts
Character vs. Character Conflict This type of conflict finds the main character in conflict with another character, human or not human. “Cinderella’s mother-in-law began to show herself in her true colors. She could not bear the good qualities of her pretty stepdaughter, so she employed Cinderella in meanest work of the house: she scoured the dishes, tables, etc., and kept the whole house clean; she lay upon a wretched straw bed, while her sisters lay in fine rooms, upon beds of the very newest fashion. The poor girl bore all patiently and dared not tell her father, who would have rattled her off; for his wife governed him entirely. When she had done her work she used to go into the chimney-corner and sit down among cinders and ashes, which made her commonly be called a cinder maid; but the youngest, who was not so rude and uncivil as the eldest, called her Cinderella.”
Plot: Character vs. Nature Conflict This type of conflict finds the main character in conflict with the forces of nature, which serve as the antagonist. It´s a Truffula Seed. It´s the last one of all! You´re in charge of the last of the Truffula Seeds. And Truffula Trees are what everyone needs. Plant a new Truffula. Treat it with care. Give it clean water. And feed it fresh air. Grow a forest. Protect it from axes that hack. Then the Lorax and all of his friends may come back. The Lorax by Dr. Seuss
Plot: Character vs. Society Conflict This type of conflict has the main character in conflict with a larger group: a community, society, culture, etc. “I’m tired of living in a hole,” said Jenny. “Let’s fight for freedom!” cried Bouncer. “We’ll be soldiers! Rough-riding Rowdies! I’ll be the general and commander-in-chief!” The Island of the Skog by Steven Kellogg
INTERNAL conflict The protagonist struggles with something inside himself Examples: A dilemma Angry feelings Overpowering memories
Plot: Conflict Conflict is the dramatic struggle between two forces in a story. Without conflict, there is no plot.
Character vs. Self Conflict In this type of conflict, the main character experiences some kind of inner conflict. Finally, Sam’s father said, “Go to bed now. But before you go to sleep, Sam, tell yourself the difference between REAL and MOONSHINE.” Sam, Bangs & Moonshine by Evaline Ness
Internal Conflict is … NOT a visual or tangible opposition. a character dealing with his or her own mixed feelings or emotions.