Analyzing Plot Structures <br />Intro to Literature <br />Mr. Suchecki <br />
Rising ACTION<br />Builds up the story<br />Leads to the climax<br />Involves the protagonist making a choice<br />Or prot...
Rising Action <br />Rising Action in “A Rose for Emily”<br />What do you think is the rising action?<br />The smell coming...
RISING action <br />Rising Action in “Bartleby”<br />When the lawyer moves<br />In “The Lady With A Pet Dog”<br />Start da...
Conflict<br />Types of Conflict:<br />Individual vs. Self<br />Individual vs. Nature<br />Individual vs. Others<br />Indiv...
CONFLICT<br />Two types of conflict with the Protagonist<br />External – Places protagonist against self, others, etc.<br ...
Conflict in lit<br />Type of Conflict <br />Individual vs. Self<br />Internal<br />What is the specific conflict?<br />Emi...
CONFLICT IN LIT<br />Conflict in “Killings”<br />Matt’s struggle can be characterized as;<br />Individual vs. Other<br />E...
Resolution <br />Culminates Central Conflict<br />Usually near end of the story<br />Involves Protagonist making a change<...
Resolution<br />Resolution in Tarzan<br />Central Conflict between Tarzan and Terkoz<br />Resolution comes when Tarzan kil...
Resolution<br />Resolution in Frank McCourt’s Angela’s Ashes <br />Frank gets to America<br />Deals with Frank moving arou...
Resolution<br />Resolution in “Killings”<br />Deals with Protagonist Matt<br />Resolution comes when Matt kills Richard <b...
PLOT<br />One of three Plot Structures<br />Linear/Chronological<br />In Medias Res (from the middle)<br />Flash Back<br />
Flash Back<br />Common plot structure in Literature <br />Jumps back to previous events throughout the novel<br />
PLOT STRUCTUTRE<br />“A Rose for Emily”<br />What structure is it?<br />Why is it a Flash Back?<br />Why Not In Medias Res...
Citation	<br />Falashad, Close Quarters, September 5, 2008, Creative Commons<br />Robertnelson, Handgun, March 29, 2007, C...
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Literary Theory

  1. 1. Analyzing Plot Structures <br />Intro to Literature <br />Mr. Suchecki <br />
  2. 2. Rising ACTION<br />Builds up the story<br />Leads to the climax<br />Involves the protagonist making a choice<br />Or protagonist performing an action<br />
  3. 3. Rising Action <br />Rising Action in “A Rose for Emily”<br />What do you think is the rising action?<br />The smell coming from her house<br />The townspeople finding Homer<br />Rising Action in “Killings”<br />Rising Action?<br />When Matt comes up to Richard and gets in his car<br />
  4. 4. RISING action <br />Rising Action in “Bartleby”<br />When the lawyer moves<br />In “The Lady With A Pet Dog”<br />Start dating at the hotel<br />When he visits her at the theater<br />
  5. 5. Conflict<br />Types of Conflict:<br />Individual vs. Self<br />Individual vs. Nature<br />Individual vs. Others<br />Individual vs. Society<br />Individual vs. Technology<br />Need to find specific conflict in the narrative <br />
  6. 6. CONFLICT<br />Two types of conflict with the Protagonist<br />External – Places protagonist against self, others, etc.<br />Internal – Moral or psychological issue resolved by protagonist<br />
  7. 7. Conflict in lit<br />Type of Conflict <br />Individual vs. Self<br />Internal<br />What is the specific conflict?<br />Emily’s need for love forces her to kill <br />
  8. 8. CONFLICT IN LIT<br />Conflict in “Killings”<br />Matt’s struggle can be characterized as;<br />Individual vs. Other<br />External<br />Specific Conflict;<br />Matt is looking for closure for Frank <br />
  9. 9. Resolution <br />Culminates Central Conflict<br />Usually near end of the story<br />Involves Protagonist making a change<br />
  10. 10. Resolution<br />Resolution in Tarzan<br />Central Conflict between Tarzan and Terkoz<br />Resolution comes when Tarzan kills Terkoz<br />
  11. 11. Resolution<br />Resolution in Frank McCourt’s Angela’s Ashes <br />Frank gets to America<br />Deals with Frank moving around<br />
  12. 12. Resolution<br />Resolution in “Killings”<br />Deals with Protagonist Matt<br />Resolution comes when Matt kills Richard <br />
  13. 13. PLOT<br />One of three Plot Structures<br />Linear/Chronological<br />In Medias Res (from the middle)<br />Flash Back<br />
  14. 14. Flash Back<br />Common plot structure in Literature <br />Jumps back to previous events throughout the novel<br />
  15. 15. PLOT STRUCTUTRE<br />“A Rose for Emily”<br />What structure is it?<br />Why is it a Flash Back?<br />Why Not In Medias Res?<br />
  16. 16. Citation <br />Falashad, Close Quarters, September 5, 2008, Creative Commons<br />Robertnelson, Handgun, March 29, 2007, Creative Commons<br />
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