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    • Elements of a Short Story Joe Gonzales Brandman University
    • Setting
      • Place : Location; where is the story taking place?
      • Time : When is the story taking place? (day, time of year, historical period.)
      • Weathe r: Is it sunny, rainy, etc.?
      • Social Conditions : What is the life of the main character like? How is society depicted in the story?
      • Mood : What is the feeling created by the story?
    • Character
      • Protagonist or Antagonist
      • Characteristics : Appearance, action, thoughts, and other’s reactions to the character.
      • Individual : Round, intricate, complex personality.
      • Developing : Dynamic, changes take place over the course of the story.
      • Static : Stereotype, never change.
    • Conflict
      • There are two types of conflict .
      • External: A struggle with a force outside of one’s self.
      • Internal: A struggle within one’s self.
      • There are four kinds of conflict .
      • Man vs. man (physical)
      • Man vs. circumstances (classical)
      • Man vs. society (social)
      • Man vs. himself (psychological)
    • Point of View
      • Innocent Eye : Story told through the perspective of a child.
      • Stream of Consciousness : Told as a steady stream of thought form a characters mind.
      • First Person : Told through one character’s eyes and only his/her thoughts and inner conversation are known.
      • Third Person : There are three types of third person.
      • Omniscient Limited : Only known what the author chooses to show.
      • Omniscient Objective : Goes anywhere like a camera but no interpretation is offered.
      • Omniscient Unlimited : Everything is known. No boundaries.
    • Theme
      • The theme is the controlling idea or central idea or insight offered by the story. The theme is communicated by using several tools.
      • Symbol
      • Allusion
      • Simile
      • Metaphor
      • Hyperbole
      • Irony
    • Plot
      • Introduction : The characters and setting is revealed.
      • Rising Action : The story becomes complicated and the conflict is revealed.
      • Climax : The highest point of interest, the turning point of the story.
      • Falling Action : The events and complications begin to be resolved.
      • Denouement : The final outcome of the story is revealed.
    • Discussion
      • Can a comic book be a short story?
      • What is a short story?
    • Now write a summary of your comic book’s Plot.
      • Movie for last five minutes of class .