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

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