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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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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-
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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. ________________________________________
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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?
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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:
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Third Person Limited Point of View:
  • What point of view The Curious Incident told in?
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Character motivation:
  • What is Christopher’s motivation?
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Foreshadowing:
  • Give an example of foreshadowing in The Curious Incident.
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Tone:
  • What is the tone of The Curious Incident?
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Symbol-
  • Give an example of a symbol in The Curious Incident.
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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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