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What Is Plot
What Is Plot
What Is Plot
What Is Plot
What Is Plot
What Is Plot
What Is Plot
What Is Plot
What Is Plot
What Is Plot
What Is Plot
What Is Plot
What Is Plot
What Is Plot
What Is Plot
What Is Plot
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What Is Plot
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What Is Plot


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  • 1. What is PLOT? Comp. II Notes
  • 2. Plot can be
    • Series of events in sequential or narrative order: cause and effect
    • Conflict
    • Structure
  • 3. Narrative Order
    • What happens first in the story?
    • Is the first detail given the first detail in the narrative?
    • What are other events in the story?
  • 4. Conflict
    • Is cause and effect in a story
    • Motivation and causation
    • Nothing is irrelevant or accidental;
    • Everything is related and causative
  • 5. Think of Conflict as…
    • Controlling impulse in a connected pattern of causes and effects.
    • Conflict causes characters to
      • Decide
      • Act
      • Respond
      • Interact
  • 6. Conflict can be…
    • Internal
    • External
  • 7. How is External Conflict revealed?
    • Character vs. character
      • Anger, hatred, envy, argument, avoidance, gossip, lies, fighting, etc.
    • Character vs. Nature
    • Character vs. Society
  • 8. How is Internal Conflict Revealed?
    • Character vs. Himself
      • Curiosity, choice, doubt
  • 9. Conflict shows…
    • The doubt, the tension, thus creates the interest in the story.
  • 10. Plot and conflict = good story
    • Plot—cause and effect
    • Conflict—interest—What will happen to these people?
  • 11. Plot as…Structure
    • Arrangement of the story and the purpose for that arrangement
  • 12. Think of arrangement as …
    • Placement,
    • balance,
    • recurring themes,
    • true and misleading conclusions,
    • suspense,
    • models such as reports, letters, conversation or confession.
  • 13. Structure can be…
    • Formal
    • Informal (actual)
  • 14. Formal structure
    • Exposition
    • Complication (Rising Action)
    • Crisis (Climax/Turning Point)
    • Falling Action
    • Resolution (Denouement)
  • 15. Exposition
    • Main characters, their backgrounds, characteristics, interests, goals, limitations, potentials and basic assumptions are introduced.
    • Exposition can be found at the beginning of the work or anywhere else.
  • 16. Complication
    • The development of the conflict
  • 17. Crisis
    • Part of the action where conflict reaches its greatest tension.
    • A decision or action to resolve the conflict is undertaken
    • Curiosity, uncertainty and tension the greatest
  • 18. Climax
    • Consequence of the crisis
    • High point
    • Decision, action, affirmation or denial, illumination or realization
    • No new major developments follow this
  • 19. Resolution
    • Untying
    • Completing of the story
  • 20. Actual structure/Informal
    • Flashback
    • Selective recollection
    • Ceremony
    • Fragments of Conversation
    • Delirium
    • Dream
    • Geography