Plot and Setting Mr. Brown English 3-4
Plot:  How to Tell a Tale <ul><li>A Plot is a sequence of related events that make a story hang together. </li></ul><ul><l...
Building Blocks of a Plot <ul><li>A typical plot has four parts </li></ul><ul><li>The first part of a plot is the basic si...
Exposition Example… <ul><li>“A young girl is cruelly treated by her jealous stepmother and stepsisters.  She longs to go t...
Complications <ul><li>After the exposition the author will add further complications for the main character to deal with. ...
The Climax… <ul><li>The highest point of the plot is the climax. </li></ul><ul><li>The climax is the story’s most exciting...
Last but not least.. <ul><li>The last part of the plot is the resolution, when the problems of the conflict is solved. </l...
Timing is everything <ul><li>One of the most important parts of the plot is the timing of the story’s events. </li></ul><u...
Playing with Time <ul><li>Flashbacks; when the present action of a story is interrupted with a scene or scenes from the pa...
Time continued… <ul><li>Foreshadowing; this is another method of manipulating time.  An writer will plant clues that hint ...
Literary Focus: Plot <ul><li>Choose a movie or a TV drama that you have seen and complete the following… </li></ul><ul><li...
Setting <ul><li>Is it possible for an interesting story to have no setting at all? </li></ul><ul><li>What is a setting and...
Continued…. <ul><li>A setting puts us, the readers or viewers there, it gives us feeling of being in the situation with th...
Time Frame… <ul><li>A setting can also reveal a time frame. </li></ul><ul><li>Within the text they mention a horse and car...
Setting, Mood, and Tone <ul><li>Emotional impact includes mood or atmosphere. </li></ul><ul><li>Within the setting if the ...
Character and Conflict <ul><li>An author will use his setting to help reveal the characters of the story through the envir...
Literary Focus: Setting <ul><li>Describe the settings of a recent movies or a television show.  Think about the time, plac...
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Plot And Setting

  1. 1. Plot and Setting Mr. Brown English 3-4
  2. 2. Plot: How to Tell a Tale <ul><li>A Plot is a sequence of related events that make a story hang together. </li></ul><ul><li>A Plot is what happens between “Once upon a time” and “happily ever after.” </li></ul><ul><li>The plot will include characters who will experience some sort of conflict. </li></ul><ul><li>A plot has detail and takes place within a specific span </li></ul>
  3. 3. Building Blocks of a Plot <ul><li>A typical plot has four parts </li></ul><ul><li>The first part of a plot is the basic situation (sometimes called a exposition) </li></ul><ul><li>An exposition presents a main character who wants something very much and who encounters a conflict while trying to get it. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Exposition Example… <ul><li>“A young girl is cruelly treated by her jealous stepmother and stepsisters. She longs to go to the prince’s ball, but she has to wear rags.” </li></ul><ul><li>Sometimes the exposition could expand to develop the element of conflict even further. </li></ul><ul><li>External Conflict and Internal Conflict. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Complications <ul><li>After the exposition the author will add further complications for the main character to deal with. </li></ul><ul><li>Cinderella’s fairy godmother gets her an invitation to the ball but there is a catch because at the stroke of midnight her dress turns to rags, the drivers to mice, and the carriage becomes a pumpkin. </li></ul>
  6. 6. The Climax… <ul><li>The highest point of the plot is the climax. </li></ul><ul><li>The climax is the story’s most exciting or suspenseful moment. </li></ul><ul><li>This usually is when something takes place that will decide the outcome of the conflict. </li></ul><ul><li>What is the climax in the story of Cinderella? </li></ul>
  7. 7. Last but not least.. <ul><li>The last part of the plot is the resolution, when the problems of the conflict is solved. </li></ul><ul><li>Often this is when the story ends with “Happily ever after.” </li></ul><ul><li>What is the resolution in the story of Cinderella? </li></ul>
  8. 8. Timing is everything <ul><li>One of the most important parts of the plot is the timing of the story’s events. </li></ul><ul><li>Chronological order: The events unfold in order in which it happens. </li></ul><ul><li>However, there are several techniques to add suspense or to manipulate time and to have control over our feelings. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Playing with Time <ul><li>Flashbacks; when the present action of a story is interrupted with a scene or scenes from the past. A flashback helps the author explain the character better or reveal why they are in the current situation. </li></ul><ul><li>Flash-Forward; this is similar to a flashback but in this we visit the characters future. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Time continued… <ul><li>Foreshadowing; this is another method of manipulating time. An writer will plant clues that hint at something that will happen later in the plot. </li></ul><ul><li>When there is foreshadowing it draws the reader in and will keep you on the edge of your seat. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Literary Focus: Plot <ul><li>Choose a movie or a TV drama that you have seen and complete the following… </li></ul><ul><li>Who is the main character? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the basic situation? </li></ul><ul><li>What complications arise? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the climax, or most suspenseful moment? </li></ul><ul><li>How is the problem resolved? </li></ul>
  12. 12. Setting <ul><li>Is it possible for an interesting story to have no setting at all? </li></ul><ul><li>What is a setting and what is the importance of a setting to a story? </li></ul><ul><li>Think of how crucial a setting is when we are reading a novel or watching a movie? </li></ul>
  13. 13. Continued…. <ul><li>A setting puts us, the readers or viewers there, it gives us feeling of being in the situation with the characters </li></ul><ul><li>A setting includes peoples customs-how they live, eat, dress, talk, and behave. </li></ul><ul><li>What would a setting be like in New York City? </li></ul>
  14. 14. Time Frame… <ul><li>A setting can also reveal a time frame. </li></ul><ul><li>Within the text they mention a horse and carriage, or the streets are covered with fresh snow we can gain a sense that this takes place in the winter during the 1900’s. </li></ul><ul><li>Details of a setting gives a story a kind of truth ad believability </li></ul><ul><li>Within a setting you can go somewhere else, without ever leaving home. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Setting, Mood, and Tone <ul><li>Emotional impact includes mood or atmosphere. </li></ul><ul><li>Within the setting if the story takes place in Winter, or Spring this can give us a certain feeling. </li></ul><ul><li>Tone is another factor of setting. The author will portray a certain attitude of tender, joyful, or angry. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Character and Conflict <ul><li>An author will use his setting to help reveal the characters of the story through the environment. </li></ul><ul><li>Internal Conflict- The character has to deal with emotions of hunger, thirst, anxiety, and feeling on the inside. </li></ul><ul><li>External Conflict- Man vs. Man or Man vs. Nature. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Literary Focus: Setting <ul><li>Describe the settings of a recent movies or a television show. Think about the time, place, social customs, and several elements of the setting. </li></ul><ul><li>What does the setting reveal about the characters involved in the story? </li></ul>

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