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Plot Elements Review Exposition: The beginning of the story where the reader meets characters and finds out the setting. The readers is given background.

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1 Plot Elements Review Exposition: The beginning of the story where the reader meets characters and finds out the setting. The readers is given background knowledge. Initiating Event: An event that causes something else to occur. Rising Action: The events that lead up to the most exciting part of the story. The conflicts that get in the way of the main character.

2 Plot Elements Review cont. Climax: The most exciting part of the story. The highest point of suspense in the story. Falling Action: The action or events that follow the climax. The story begins to wind down. Resolution: The final part of the plot, the problem is solved. Always comes near the end of the story.

3 Pixar Short “Lifted” Pay attention to the movie. Jot down any information you think you need to remember in the movie. Look for the Exposition, Initiating Event, Rising Action, Climax, Falling Action, Resolution. aXU aXU

4 Conflict Notes

5 Conflict: A struggle or clash between opposing characters or opposing forces.

6 Why is CONFLICT important? Without conflict, there is no plot! The plot diagram is created around the conflict… Introduced in rising action… Is faced head-on during climax… Begins to work itself out during falling action… Is resolved during resolution…

7 Internal vs. External Conflict

8 Internal Conflict: A struggle that takes place within the character’s mind Usually has to do with a choice between right and wrong

9 Internal Conflict: For EXAMPLE – A character may be struggling against fear or loneliness or even being a sore loser.

10 External Conflict: A struggle between a character and some outside force…

11 External Conflict: 5 DIFFERENT TYPES…

12 1.Individual vs. Individual A character struggles with another character. Could be a classic “good guy” vs. “bad guy” situation. Can you think of any examples ?

13 2. Individual vs. Nature A character struggles with a force of nature (natural disaster, animal, etc) Usually, the character is struggling to survive. Can you think of any examples?

14 3. Individual vs. Society A character fights against the society they live in – against social traditions or rules (freedom, rights) Can you think of an example?

15 4. Individual vs. Supernatural A struggle between a character and ghosts, gods, monsters, spirits, aliens, etc. Can you think of an example?

16 5. Individual vs. Technology A struggle between a character and computers, machines, etc. Can you think of an example?


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