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Setting
Setting=Time + Location
Setting <ul><li>There are many things to consider when examining setting  (not all are present in every story) </li></ul><...
Setting <ul><li>There are many things to consider when examining setting  (not all are present in every story) </li></ul><...
Setting <ul><li>There are many things to consider when examining setting  (not all are present in every story) </li></ul><...
Setting <ul><li>There are many things to consider when examining setting  (not all are present in every story) </li></ul><...
Setting <ul><li>There are many things to consider when examining setting  (not all are present in every story) </li></ul><...
Plot
What is the Plot? <ul><li>The plot is how the author arranges events to develop his basic idea;  It is the sequence of eve...
<ul><ul><li>There are five essential parts of plot: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>a)   Introduction  - The beginning of the s...
Character
Every story needs characters… they could be: - people - animals - creatures
Protagonist  the central/main character, usually referred to as the  “good guy/girl” Percy Jackson Katniss Everdeen   Harr...
Antagonist a character, group of characters, or an institution, that represents the opposition against which the protagoni...
Conflict
<ul><ul><li>Conflict is essential to plot.   Without conflict there is no plot.   </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>There are two...
1. Man vs. Man  (physical) - The leading character struggles with his physical strength against other men, forces of natur...
2.   Man vs. Circumstances  (classical) - The leading character struggles against fate, or the circumstances of life facin...
3.   Man vs. Society  (social) - The leading character struggles against ideas, practices, or customs of other people.
<ul><ul><li>  4.  Man vs. Himself/Herself  (psychological) -  The leading character struggles with himself/herself; with h...
5.   Man Versus Technology or Fantasy This conflict encompasses several spheres, such as man fighting against technologica...
Theme
- The theme in a piece of fiction is its controlling idea or its central insight.   - It is the author's underlying meanin...
<ul><ul><li>Some simple examples of common themes from literature, TV, and film are:  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Things ...
Point of View
Point of view, or p.o.v., is defined as the angle from which the story is told.
1.   Innocent Eye  - The story is told through the eyes of a child (his/her judgment being different from that of an adult...
2.   Stream of Consciousness  - The story is told so that the reader feels as if they are inside the head of one character...
3.   First Person  - The story is told  by the protagonist or one of the characters who interacts closely with the protago...
4.   Omniscient - the narrator knows the thoughts and feelings of all of the characters in the story
Bibliography <ul><li>http://hrsbstaff.ednet.ns.ca/engramja/elements.html#SETTING </li></ul><ul><li>artwork, photos: wikipe...
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  1. 1. Setting
  2. 2. Setting=Time + Location
  3. 3. Setting <ul><li>There are many things to consider when examining setting (not all are present in every story) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>a)  place - geographical location.  Where is the action of the story taking place? </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Setting <ul><li>There are many things to consider when examining setting (not all are present in every story) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>b)  time - When is the story taking place? (historical period, time of day, year, etc) </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Setting <ul><li>There are many things to consider when examining setting (not all are present in every story) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>c)  weather conditions - Is it rainy, sunny, stormy, etc? </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Setting <ul><li>There are many things to consider when examining setting (not all are present in every story) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>d)  social conditions - What is the daily life of the characters like? Does the story contain local color (writing that focuses on the speech, dress, mannerisms, customs, etc. of a particular place)? </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Setting <ul><li>There are many things to consider when examining setting (not all are present in every story) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>e)  mood or atmosphere - What feeling is created at the beginning of the story?  Is it bright and cheerful or dark and frightening? </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Plot
  9. 9. What is the Plot? <ul><li>The plot is how the author arranges events to develop his basic idea;  It is the sequence of events in a story or play.  The plot is a planned, logical series of events having a beginning, middle, and end.  The short story usually has one plot so it can be read in one sitting.  </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><ul><li>There are five essential parts of plot: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>a)  Introduction - The beginning of the story where the characters and the setting is revealed. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>b)  Rising Action - This is where the events in the story become complicated and the conflict in the story is revealed (events between the introduction and climax). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>c)  Climax - This is the highest point of interest and the turning point of the story.  The reader wonders what will happen next; will the conflict be resolved or not? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>d)  Falling action - The events and complications begin to resolve themselves.  The reader knows what has happened next and if the conflict was resolved or not (events between climax and denouement). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>e)  Conclusion - This is the final outcome or untangling of events in the story. </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Character
  12. 12. Every story needs characters… they could be: - people - animals - creatures
  13. 13. Protagonist the central/main character, usually referred to as the “good guy/girl” Percy Jackson Katniss Everdeen Harry Potter other examples: Cass & Max Ernest Reynie Muldoon Indiana Jones Wonder Woman Batman
  14. 14. Antagonist a character, group of characters, or an institution, that represents the opposition against which the protagonist must contend. “bad guy” other examples: Ms. Mauvis & Dr L Voldermort Lex Luthor
  15. 15. Conflict
  16. 16. <ul><ul><li>Conflict is essential to plot.  Without conflict there is no plot.  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>There are two types of conflict : 1)  External - A struggle with a force outside one's self. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2)  Internal - A struggle within one's self; a person must make some decision, overcome pain, quiet their temper, resist an urge, etc. </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. 1. Man vs. Man (physical) - The leading character struggles with his physical strength against other men, forces of nature, or animals. <ul><li>Other Examples </li></ul><ul><li>two sports figures play against each other </li></ul><ul><li>an army fights against another army </li></ul><ul><li>a father clownfish tries to find his fish-napped son </li></ul>Types of Conflict
  18. 18. 2.  Man vs. Circumstances (classical) - The leading character struggles against fate, or the circumstances of life facing him/her. <ul><li>Other Examples </li></ul><ul><li>an astronaut is trapped in an automatically-timed airlock without a spacesuit </li></ul><ul><li>the brakes fail on a parked car, sending it down a hill and directly toward a pedestrian </li></ul>
  19. 19. 3.  Man vs. Society (social) - The leading character struggles against ideas, practices, or customs of other people.
  20. 20. <ul><ul><li>  4. Man vs. Himself/Herself (psychological) -  The leading character struggles with himself/herself; with his/her own soul, ideas of right or wrong, physical limitations, choices, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Other Examples </li></ul><ul><li>a student has to study for a test the next day, but has tickets for a concert that night </li></ul><ul><li>a football player is torn between his desire to fit in with the rest of the team when they start bullying and his personal belief that picking on other kids is wrong </li></ul>
  21. 21. 5.  Man Versus Technology or Fantasy This conflict encompasses several spheres, such as man fighting against technological advances, man fighting against aliens and man fighting against supernatural forces.
  22. 22. Theme
  23. 23. - The theme in a piece of fiction is its controlling idea or its central insight.  - It is the author's underlying meaning or main idea that he is trying to convey.
  24. 24. <ul><ul><li>Some simple examples of common themes from literature, TV, and film are: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Things are not always as they appear to be - Love is blind - Believe in yourself - People are afraid of change - Don't judge a book by its cover </li></ul></ul>
  25. 25. Point of View
  26. 26. Point of view, or p.o.v., is defined as the angle from which the story is told.
  27. 27. 1.  Innocent Eye - The story is told through the eyes of a child (his/her judgment being different from that of an adult) .
  28. 28. 2.  Stream of Consciousness - The story is told so that the reader feels as if they are inside the head of one character and knows all their thoughts and reactions.
  29. 29. 3.  First Person - The story is told  by the protagonist or one of the characters who interacts closely with the protagonist or other characters (using pronouns I, me, we, etc).  The reader sees the story through this person's eyes as he/she experiences it and only knows what he/she knows or feels.
  30. 30. 4.  Omniscient - the narrator knows the thoughts and feelings of all of the characters in the story
  31. 31. Bibliography <ul><li>http://hrsbstaff.ednet.ns.ca/engramja/elements.html#SETTING </li></ul><ul><li>artwork, photos: wikipedia and Microsoft PowerPoint </li></ul><ul><li>eHow </li></ul>

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