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  1. Plot Peak Climax n o i t F c a l A l i n g g n A i c s t i i o R n Resolution/ Denouement Exposition/ Introduction

  2. The Setting • The setting is where and when the story takes place • General Setting – Time period, geographic area, level of realism • Specific Setting – An office, an apartment, a spaceship

  3. Characters • Characters are the people, animals, or things that the story is about • Main Character – the primary and most important characters in the story; these characters are affected by the story • Supporting characters – characters who have smaller parts; these characters affect the story

  4. Characters, continued • Protagonist – The “good guy,” the hero, the main character (usually the one we ‘root’ for) • Antagonist – The “bad guy,” the person who stands in the way of the protagonist

  5. Point of View • From what perspective is the story told? • First person – POV of the main character, uses “I” • Second person – POV of the reader, uses “you” • Third person – POV of an outside observer, uses “he” & “she” • Limited – the observer can only “see” what happens • Omniscient – the observer knows the characters’ thoughts, can “see” inside their heads

  6. Plot • The plot of the story is what happens in the story • Almost every plot is based on a conflict • Person vs. Person • Person vs. Self • Person vs. Nature • Person vs. Society

  7. The Plot Curve • Exposition – Beginning of the story; characters are introduced, setting is established, tone and mood are set • Rising Action – The conflict begins; the protagonist works towards settling the conflict • Climax – The pinnacle of the story; the protagonist solves the conflict (or doesn’t)

  8. Plot Curve, continued • Falling Action – The specifics of the climax play out; what happens as a result of the climax • Resolution (Denouement) – Loose ends are wrapped up; the reader sees the new and changed protagonist; life goes on

  9. Tone, Mood, Theme • Tone – The attitude of the author toward the story – sarcastic, anger, affection, approval, disapproval • Mood – The emotion of the story – happy, sad, depressing, tragic • Theme – The “moral” of the story – what message does the story send?