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Plot Conflict Slide Show

  1. 1. Plot and Conflict in a Short Story
  2. 2. Plot is what happens and how it happens in a narrative. A narrative is any work that tells a story, such as a short story, a novel, a drama, or a narrative poem. Plot
  3. 3. Parts of a Plot <ul><li>Inciting incident – event that gives rise to conflict (opening situation) </li></ul><ul><li>Development - events that occur as result of central conflict (rising action) </li></ul><ul><li>Climax - highest point of interest or suspense of story </li></ul><ul><li>Falling Action - ties up the loose ends in the story leads to the conflict resolution. </li></ul><ul><li>Resolution - the conflict is put to an end. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Diagram of Plot Inciting incident/ Opening situation Introduction Development/ Rising Action Climax Falling Action Resolution
  5. 5. Special Techniques of Plot <ul><li>Suspense- excitement or tension </li></ul><ul><li>Foreshadowing- hint or clue about what will happen in story </li></ul><ul><li>Flashback- interrupts the normal sequence of events to tell about something that happened in the past </li></ul><ul><li>Surprise Ending- conclusion that reader does not expect </li></ul>
  6. 6. Conflict <ul><li>Conflict is a struggle between opposing forces </li></ul><ul><li>Every plot must contain some kind of conflict </li></ul><ul><li>Stories can have more than one conflict </li></ul><ul><li>Conflicts can be external or internal </li></ul><ul><ul><li>External conflict - outside force may be person, group, animal, nature, or a nonhuman obstacle </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Internal conflict - takes place in a character’s mind </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Types of Conflict: <ul><li>Character vs. Character – external </li></ul><ul><li>Character vs. Nature – external </li></ul><ul><li>Character vs. Society – external </li></ul><ul><li>Character vs. Self – internal </li></ul>

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