Let’s learn about some other main parts of a story that were not covered in the presentation you watched.
Read each screen carefully. There will be a test at the end.
The Characters Who 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.
Who is the protagonist? The main character that the story centers around.
Who is the antagonist? The person that opposes the main character.
Theme The 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.
Examples of themes in Freak the Mighty: Freak the Mighty themes: the importance of friendship and family recognizing the worth in all humans the importance of positive self concept dealing with death
Who is the main character that the story centers around? a. Antagonist Antagonist b. Protagonist Protagonist c. Character Character d. Plot Plot
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