17Let’s learn about some other main parts of a story that were not covered in the presentation you watched.
18Read each screen carefully. There will be a test at the end.
19The CharactersWho is the story about? These are the characters of the story. They can be people, animals, or other creatures. There may be many characters in a story. However, there usually are at least two characters that have a conflict between them. These two characters are known as the main characters. One is called the protagonist and one is called the antagonist.
20Who is the protagonist? The main character that the story centers around.
21Who is the antagonist? The person that opposes the main character.
22ThemeThe theme is the central idea or message in the story. Short stories often have just one theme, whereas novels usually have multiple themes. The theme of a story is woven all the way through the story, and the characters' actions, interactions, and motivations all reflect the story's theme.
23Examples of themes in Freak the Mighty: Freak the Mighty themes:the importance of friendship and familyrecognizing the worth in all humansthe importance of positive self conceptdealing with death
24Who is the main character that the story centers around? AntagonistProtagonistCharacterPlot
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