Parts of a Story
1 - Setting
2 - Plot
3 - Characters
4 - Conflicts
5 - Point of View
Time : Historical Period, Time of Day, Season
Place : City, Location, Home or School
Weather Conditions : Rainy, Sunny, Stormy
Social Conditions : Culture, Traditions
The time and place in which a story takes place
Introduction : The beginning of the story where the characters
and the setting Revealed.
It is the sequence of events in the story
Rising Action : This is where the events in the story become
complicated and the conflict in the story is revealed.
Climax : This the highest point of interest and the turning point
of the story.
Falling Action : The events and complications begin to
Denouement : This is the final outcome of event in the story
: There are tow types of conflict: INTERNAL and EXTERNAL
Conflict is essential to plot. Without conflict there is no plot
Man vs Man : (External) The leading character struggles eith
his physical strength against other men or struggles against ideas,
practices or customs of other people.
Man vs Nature : (External) Against forces of nature or
Man vs Self : (Internal) The leading character struggles with
himself with his/her own soul, ideas of right or wrong, physical
limitation, choices etc.
The people in the story. In fiction it may be an object or animal.
: Main Characters and supporting characters.
: Protagonist and Antagonist.
: Traits and Motivations
: Relationships and Point of View
In order for a story to seem real to the reader its characters must
seem real. Characterization is the information the author gives the
reader about the charters themselves. The author may reveal a
character in several ways.
: His/her physical appearance.
: What he/she says, thinks, feels and dreams.
: What others say about him/her and how others react to him/her
Point of View
: First person point of view
: Third person point of view.