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  • 1. Parts of the Short Story English 9 Fall 2006
  • 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 movie; these characters are affected by the story
      • Supporting characters – characters that have smaller parts; these characters affect the story
  • 4. Characters, continued
      • Protagonist – The “good guy,” the hero, the main character
      • Antagonist – The “bad guy,” the person who stands in the way of the protagonist
  • 5. Character Types
      • Round – A character who resembles a real person; a character who changes and acts as a real person would
      • Flat – A character who does not change or experience emotional growth
      • Stock – A cliched character; a type of character you have seen before
        • Example – McDonald’s worker, cab driver, storm trooper
  • 6. Characterization
    • Direct Characterization – How the author describes the character
    • Indirect Characterization – What other characters say about the character, what you learn through action and dialogue
    • Dialogue – Two characters speaking to each other
  • 7. 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
  • 8. 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
  • 9. 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)
  • 10. 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
  • 11.  
  • 12. 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?