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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime by Mark Haddon. Elements of Fiction. Characters. Static Character : Dynamic Character : Flat Character : Round Character :. With Your Partner. List the characters you meet in The Curious Incident Are they a static or dynamic character?

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The curious incident of the dog in the nighttime by mark haddon

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttimeby Mark Haddon

Elements of Fiction


Characters

Characters

  • Static Character:

  • Dynamic Character:

  • Flat Character:

  • Round Character:


With your partner

With Your Partner

  • List the characters you meet in The Curious Incident

  • Are they a static or dynamic character?

  • Are they a round or flat character?

  • Be prepared to prove your point by having one quote per character.


Characterization

Characterization

  • Direct Characterization-

  • Indirect Characterization-


With your partner1

With Your Partner

  • Give an example of direct characterization for Christopher. Find the quote to prove your point.

  • What is an example of indirect characterization for Christopher? Find a quote that shows this.


Setting

Setting

  • The setting of a story is the time and place in which the action occurs.

    • Past, Present, or Future

    • Day or Night

    • Place may be Real or Imaginary Etc.


With your partner2

With Your Partner

- List the settings Christopher journeys to.

- What time period does this story take place in?

- How do you know?


Conflict

Conflict

  • Struggle or clash between opposing characters or opposing forces.

    • External Conflict:

    • Internal Conflict:


Theme

Theme

  • Is the message of the story the writer presents through the characters and the plot. The theme is not usually stated.


The curious incident of the dog in the nighttime by mark haddon

Plot

  • Is the series of events in a story

  • Often follows a pattern of development made up of as many as five specific stages.

    • Exposition

    • Rising Action

    • Climax

    • Falling Action

    • Resolution


Exposition

Exposition

  • It is at the beginning of a story. It gives background information that the reader needs to know.

  • It introduces____________________________________________

  • Sometimes it tells what happened in the past.


Exposition1

Exposition

  • Ask yourself:

    • Who are the characters?

    • What is the setting?

    • What is the conflict?


Rising action

Rising Action

  • During this part of the story, the conflict is obvious.


Rising action1

Rising Action

  • Ask yourself:

    • What makes the conflict obvious?


Climax

Climax

  • It is the turning point of the story, that point at which the conflict is resolved.


Climax1

Climax

  • Ask yourself:

    • How was the conflict resolved?


Falling action

Falling Action

  • The effects of the climax are shown. The suspense is over, but ____________________________________________


Falling action1

Falling Action

  • Ask yourself:

    • How are the effects of the climax shown?


Resolution

Resolution

  • The resolution tells how the struggle ends. ________________________________________


Resolution1

Resolution

  • Ask yourself:

    • How does the story end?

    • How does it tie up loose ends?


Genres

Genres

  • Mystery:

  • How is The Curious Incident a mystery?


The curious incident of the dog in the nighttime by mark haddon

  • Bildungsroman:

    • How is The Curious Incident a bildungsroman?


Literary devices

Literary Devices

  • Protagonist:

  • Who is the protagonist of The Curious Incident?


Point of view

Point of View

  • Omniscient Point of View:


The curious incident of the dog in the nighttime by mark haddon

  • First Person Point of View:


The curious incident of the dog in the nighttime by mark haddon

  • Third Person Limited Point of View:

  • What point of view The Curious Incident told in?


The curious incident of the dog in the nighttime by mark haddon

  • Character motivation:

  • What is Christopher’s motivation?


The curious incident of the dog in the nighttime by mark haddon

  • Foreshadowing:

  • Give an example of foreshadowing in The Curious Incident.


The curious incident of the dog in the nighttime by mark haddon

  • Tone:

  • What is the tone of The Curious Incident?


The curious incident of the dog in the nighttime by mark haddon

  • Symbol-

  • Give an example of a symbol in The Curious Incident.


The curious incident of the dog in the nighttime by mark haddon

  • Irony: Contrast between

    • What is said and what is really meant (______ Irony)

    • What is expected to happen and what really happens (_______ Irony)

    • What appears to be true and what is really true [the audience know but the character doesn’t] (_______ Irony)

    • What is ironic about The Curious Incident?

    • What type of irony is it?


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