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Literary terms - Foreshadowing, Protagonist, and Antagonist


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Literary terms - Foreshadowing, Protagonist, and Antagonist

  1. 1. Literary Terms Foreshadowing, Protagonist, Antagonist
  2. 2. Foreshadowing <ul><li>Definition: hints or clues that suggest what will happen later in a story </li></ul><ul><li>Can come in many forms: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Setting – The weather or general mood/atmosphere </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>“ There were storm clouds upon the horizon as I walked home from school.” </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dialogue – Characters hint at future events </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Romeo and Juliet say they’d rather die together than live apart from each other. Eventually… they die. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Smaller, repetitive events – These may lead to a bigger one </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The movie Signs shows random little hints that aliens are present. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Foreshadowing <ul><li>What happens in Chapter 22 that could foreshadow future events? </li></ul><ul><li>Page 217: “At that moment Aunt Alexandra came to the door and called us, but she was too late. It was Miss Stephanie’s pleasure to tell us: this morning Mr. Bob Ewell stopped Atticus on the post office corner, spat in his face, and told him he’d get him if it took the rest of his life.” </li></ul>
  4. 4. Protagonist <ul><li>Definition: the main character in literature </li></ul>Antagonist <ul><li>Definition: an opposing force or character </li></ul>
  5. 5. Journal Prompt <ul><li>Pick one of the following topics and convince me that your belief upon it is the correct one: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Capital punishment (death penalty) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gun control </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Animal rights </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Immigration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pledge of Allegiance in schools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Same-sex marriage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tobacco </li></ul></ul><ul><li>If you don’t know what issues surround a topic, you probably shouldn’t write about it. </li></ul>