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The Blocksof Fiction<br />Ms. Bell<br />English<br />
Theme<br />The main Idea. A statement about a universal<br />subject.<br />
Theme<br />Romantic Love is one of<br />the dominant themes In<br />Romeo and Juliet <br />
Protagonist<br />Receives the conflict in the story.<br />
Protagonist<br />Who is it? Romeo or Juliet<br />in Shakespeare’s play? <br />“For never was there story of more woe/ than...
Antagonist<br />Causes the conflict in the story.<br />
Antagonist<br />Harry Potter: LordVoldemort<br />Bram Stoker’s Dracula:Dracula<br />The Wizard of Oz: The Wicked Witch of ...
Character List<br />Round: a character w/many personality traits<br />Stock: A one-sided character who has become a “type....
Character List<br />Round Example: Harry Potter<br />Stock Example: The mean step-mother in Cinderella<br />Flat Example: ...
Conflict<br />What the main character struggles against.<br />
Conflict<br />Romeo and Juliet are<br />caught in the family feud<br />between the Capulets<br />and the Montegues<br />
Narrative Point of View<br />1st Person = I <br />2nd Person = You <br />3rd Person = He <br />Omniscient<br />Objective<b...
Tone<br />The emotional idea that the author creates.<br />
Tone<br />Is the story happy, romantic, scary, sad…?<br />
Setting<br />Where and when the story happens.<br />
Symbols<br />Something that stands as itself but also as something larger.<br />
Symbols<br />“A rose by any other<br />name would smell as<br />sweet.” Juliet compares <br />Romeo to a rose because he <...
Irony<br />A contrast between what<br />is said and what is <br />meant.  Also, when <br />things turn out differently <br...
Irony<br />Dramatic = The character knows one thing and the audience knows something else (Romeo thinks Juliet is dead, bu...
Motifs<br />Repeated phrase or symbol that adds depth or meaning to the text.<br />
Motifs<br />Example: The bunnies in Of Mice and Men represent freedom.<br />
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The blocks of fiction

  1. 1. The Blocksof Fiction<br />Ms. Bell<br />English<br />
  2. 2. Theme<br />The main Idea. A statement about a universal<br />subject.<br />
  3. 3. Theme<br />Romantic Love is one of<br />the dominant themes In<br />Romeo and Juliet <br />
  4. 4. Protagonist<br />Receives the conflict in the story.<br />
  5. 5. Protagonist<br />Who is it? Romeo or Juliet<br />in Shakespeare’s play? <br />“For never was there story of more woe/ than that of Juliet and her Romeo.”<br />
  6. 6. Antagonist<br />Causes the conflict in the story.<br />
  7. 7. Antagonist<br />Harry Potter: LordVoldemort<br />Bram Stoker’s Dracula:Dracula<br />The Wizard of Oz: The Wicked Witch of the West<br />
  8. 8. Character List<br />Round: a character w/many personality traits<br />Stock: A one-sided character who has become a “type.”<br />Flat: a character with only one or two key personality traits<br />
  9. 9. Character List<br />Round Example: Harry Potter<br />Stock Example: The mean step-mother in Cinderella<br />Flat Example: Lady Capulet in Romeo and Juliet<br />
  10. 10. Conflict<br />What the main character struggles against.<br />
  11. 11. Conflict<br />Romeo and Juliet are<br />caught in the family feud<br />between the Capulets<br />and the Montegues<br />
  12. 12. Narrative Point of View<br />1st Person = I <br />2nd Person = You <br />3rd Person = He <br />Omniscient<br />Objective<br />Limited<br />
  13. 13. Tone<br />The emotional idea that the author creates.<br />
  14. 14. Tone<br />Is the story happy, romantic, scary, sad…?<br />
  15. 15. Setting<br />Where and when the story happens.<br />
  16. 16. Symbols<br />Something that stands as itself but also as something larger.<br />
  17. 17. Symbols<br />“A rose by any other<br />name would smell as<br />sweet.” Juliet compares <br />Romeo to a rose because he <br />is as sweet to her senses as <br />the smell of a rose<br />
  18. 18. Irony<br />A contrast between what<br />is said and what is <br />meant. Also, when <br />things turn out differently <br />than what is expected.<br />The three types are:<br />Dramatic,<br />Verbal<br />Situational<br />
  19. 19. Irony<br />Dramatic = The character knows one thing and the audience knows something else (Romeo thinks Juliet is dead, but the audience knows she has taken a drug to look like she is dead.)<br />Verbal = The character says one thing, but means another (Mercutio knows he has received a killing wound but says it’s “only a scratch”.<br />Situational = When what is expected to happen is different from what really happens (The play turns to tragedy because Romeo doesn’t know that Juliet is really alive, and is only in a drug induced coma to make it look like she’s dead.)<br />
  20. 20. Motifs<br />Repeated phrase or symbol that adds depth or meaning to the text.<br />
  21. 21. Motifs<br />Example: The bunnies in Of Mice and Men represent freedom.<br />

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