Essential Question What are the pieces that make up a ﬁctional story? All ﬁction contains these 10 elements.
Today we will…. deﬁne the 10 literary terms that make up ﬁction. provide an example of each of these terms. create 2 column notes with the element, deﬁnition, and example of each word.
Protagonist The protagonist is the main character in a story. Often this person is referred to as the “good guy.”
Monsters Inc. The protagonists from Monsters Inc. are Sulley and Mike Wazowski.
Antagonist The antagonist is the person or thing that works against the protagonist. This is often the “bad guy” or “bad thing.”
Monsters Inc. The antagonist in the movie is Randall Boggs.
Conflict The conﬂict is the problem or struggle the protagonist faces.
Monsters Inc. The conﬂict in the movie is that Boo has come through to the monster world and Mike and Sulley are not able to easily get her back to the human world.
Resolution The resolution is the solution to the conﬂict.
Monsters Inc The resolution in the movie is that Sully and Mike have to ﬁght oﬀ Randall, Mr. Waternoose, and some bad luck to save Boo.
Plot The plot is the events that occur in the story.
Monsters Inc Mike and Sulley are monsters that generate power for Monstropolis by capturing the scared screams of children (Somebody). By accident, a small child gets through their defenses and is in their city. They need to ﬁnd a way to get her back home (Wanted).
Monsters Inc Randall Boggs and Mr. Waternoose want to keep Boo in Monstropolis because they think they need her screams (But). Mike and Sulley stand up for what they believe in and they ﬁght to get Boo home (So). 14
Setting The setting is when and where the story takes place.
Monsters Inc The setting for Monsters Inc. is Monstropolis. There is no deﬁnite time of the story.
Climax The climax is the most exciting part of the story.
Monsters Inc The climax of Monsters Inc. is when Mike and Sulley are running through the power plant trying to ﬁnd the right door to send Boo back home.
Theme The theme is the moral or the lesson the author is trying to tell you.
Monsters Inc The theme in Monsters Inc is that you can’t be afraid of what you don’t know. When you get to know someone, you see around the diﬀerences they may have.
Mood The mood is the feeling the story gives you.
Monsters Inc The mood of Monsters Inc. changes as the story continues. At ﬁrst we are sad for the scared children, then we are worried about Boo, then we are angry with Randall, ﬁnally we are happy when Boo gets home.
Narrator The narrator is the person who is telling the story. It can be a character in the story or it can be an unspeciﬁed person who is able to see everything and hear everything.
Monsters Inc There is no speciﬁc narrator in the movie. We are only able to hear what the characters say, not what they think.
Twilight An example of a narrator in a story is Twilight. The entire story is told through Bella (the main character).
Closing ActivityMatching worksheet... use your notes!
Homework Tonight for homework I would like you to think of the book you read for the summer, Rules. Complete the homework chart by ﬁlling in the title of the book you are using. Then ﬁll in each section of the worksheet using that book as the example.
Today we… learned 10 new literary terms. reviewed examples of each term. created 2 column notes for each literary term, deﬁnition, and example.