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Story Elements

setting when and where a story takes place
plot all of the action that takes place during the story
protagonist the main character sometimes called the hero
antagonist the character who tries to prevent the protagonist from succeeding sometimes called the villain
conflict the problem faced by the characters
turning point another name for climax
climax is when the conflict of the plot is resolved and is often the most exciting part and it is where the plot changes for better or for worse for the protagonist
exposition the beginning of the story where the reader learns about the character's background, the setting, and gets a glimpse of the conflict
Man vs Man a type of conflict in which the protagonist opposes another character
Man vs Nature a type of conflict in which the protagonist has to face and overcome forces of nature
Man vs self a type of conflict in which the protagonist has an internal struggle
Resolution the part of the plot where you learn what happens to the characters after the conflict is resolved
theme it is the author's underlying meaning or main idea that he is trying to convey and it may be the author's thoughts about a topic or view of human nature
point of view who tells the story and how it is told
third person point of view the narrator does not participate in the action of the story as one of the characters but lets us know exactly how the characters feel
First person point of view the narrator participates in the story and tells it as he or she sees the action
Omnicient point of view the narrator is all knowing
Limited omnicient point of view the narrator knows everything including thoughts and actions that pertain to only one character
Created by: upark