Walk Two Moons. Elements of Fiction. Character. A character is a person, animal, or imaginary creature that takes part in the action of a story. An author develops a character by describing: physical appearance speech, behavior, and actions thoughts and feelings
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Elements of Fiction
A character is a person, animal, or imaginary creature that takes part in the action of a story.
An author develops a character by describing:
The Point of View is the vantage point from which an author presents the story.
Walk Two Moons is written in 1st person point of view since Sal is the narrator and a character in the novel.
This point of view gives a more intimate feeling between the character and the reader.
Personal pronouns such as me, I, and myare used throughout the novel as Sal tells her story.
A Flashback is an interruption in the story’s sequence of events which take the reader back to an earlier time.
A flashback is a useful literary element because it allows the reader to understand something that happened in the past.
The setting of a novel is when and where the story takes place.
Consider time, location, season, year…
The time period of this novel is left uncertain. Maybe the author has consciously written the novel in this manner to portray a sense of timelessness.
However, the places that are visited in the novel are vividly depicted.
A symbol is a person, place, thing, or event used to represent something else
An example would be that a rose may represent love and beauty.
As a group, illustrate on your poster paper as many symbols as you can from our society. Think of symbols for things such as freedom, knowledge, and peace.
Conflicts are the struggles that a character must overcome.
Four types of conflict are,
Protagonist The main character in the story.
Antagonist The person, thing, or force that works against the protagonist.
Examples of antagonists are other characters, freezing cold, family, and society.
Clues that the author gives you about what is going to happen later in the story.
Foreshadowing in Walk Two Moons
What are some examples of foreshadowing that you can find in the novel? What do they bring to the novel?
An Author’s Purpose is an author’s reason for creating a work
The category or type of literature
Folk Tales or Fairy Tales
What type of genre do you think Walk Two Moons is? Why?
The plotis the action of the story
There are five parts to the plot. They are…
Complete a graph like the one below for Walk Two Moons.
Dialogue The words that characters speak, usually set apart with quotation marks (“ ”)
Dialect A form of language that is spoken in a particular place or by a particular group of people
These expressions reflect the colorful backgrounds of the characters. Can you find any more? Do you know any from your own life?
The theme is the central idea or lesson about life that the author wants to convey to the reader.
Some themes in Walk Two Moons are the error of prejudging, the maturation process as a journey, and the interconnectedness of life. Explain these themes as they relate to the novel. Are there any other themes in the novel? Be prepared to share your thoughts.