Presentation on theme: "We will use “When Gertrude Grew Great” as an example."— Presentation transcript:
1 We will use “When Gertrude Grew Great” as an example. Story StructureNarrative StructureWe will use “When Gertrude Grew Great” as an example.
2 Things that happen in the story. PlotThings that happen in the story.ExampleGertrude talks to her teacher.Gertrude has a dream.
3 When and where the story takes place. SettingWhen and where the story takes place.ExampleAt a middle school in the present day.10 years into the future.
4 The problem in the story. ConflictThe problem in the story.ExampleGertrude does just enough to get by.
5 The turning point of the story. ClimaxThe turning point of the story.Many climaxes have the main character…learn a lessonchangeExampleGertrude dreams of the future.
6 Narrative Structure Most stories can be broken into four parts. Identifying the turning point is the key.
7 Things that happen before the climax. Rising ActionThings that happen before the climax.ExampleGertrude gets ‘C’s.Gertrude talks with her teacher.
8 Things that happen after the climax. Falling ActionThings that happen after the climax.ExampleGertrude tries harder.Gertrude becomes great.
9 Resolution How the story ends. Example Gertrude gets a job and her own place.
10 Narrative Structure Story Climax Falling Action Resolution Rising ActionStoryResolution
11 Tips for Identifying Everything revolves around the climax. Climax is not always the most exciting part of the story.
12 DRAMATIC STRUCTURE CHART Turning point in the plotCrisis point or point of greatest tensionMain conflict introducedMinor plot developments are resolvedSetting givenMain characters introducedBasic informa-tion given to understand plotPlot Development/Level of TensionMain conflict is resolvedProtagonist involved in resolutionTimeExposition Rising Action Climax Falling Action Resolution
13 Exposition Where = geographic location SettingWhere = geographic locationWhen = date, season, time of dayWhy = the situation in which the story is set (context)Main CharactersProtagonist/Name (Flat, Round, Dynamic, Static)Antagonist/Name (Flat, Round,Dynamic, Static)Basic Plot
14 Rising Action Internal conflict or External? Main conflict is introducedIndicate type of conflictInternal conflict or External?Character vs. characterCharacter vs. natureCharacter vs. society
15 ClimaxTurning PointMay also be the event that involves the point of greatest tension or crisis
16 Falling ActionMinor plot developments are resolved
17 ResolutionMain conflict is resolved Resolution must involve the protagonist or it is not the resolution