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Unit Two: Literary Short Stories The Real Story of The Three Little Pigs
Protagonist The main character, sometimes called the hero, who is most involved in the story. Example: Who are the protagonists in the traditional story of The Three Little Pigs? In the traditional story of The Three Little Pigs, the pigs are the protagonist because they are the main characters.
Antagonist the character who has a conflict with, or acts against the protagonist. Example: In the traditional story of The Three Little Pigs, which character has a conflict with, and acts against the protagonists (the pigs), therefore making them the antagonist? In the traditional story of The Three Little Pigs, the wolf is the considered the antagonist because, be has a conflict with the pigs.
Irony A situation where what happens is the opposite of what is expected (in easier terms… when you expect one thing but get another) There are 3 types of irony: Verbal Irony: a character says the opposite of what he or she means (similar to sarcasm) Situational Irony: what actually happens is the opposite of what the character or reader expects Dramatic Irony: the reader knows something the character doesn’t
Irony Examples Give at least two examples (they do not have to be from the story) for each of the types of irony. Verbal Irony: 1. 2. Situational Irony: 1. 2. Dramatic Irony: 1. 2.
Identifying/Understanding Protagonist Who is the protagonist in The Real Story of the Three Little Pigs? How do we know this? (Hint: “Just because” is not the answer). Answer: The protagonist in The Real Story of the Three Little Pigs is A. Wolf. We know that A. Wolf is the protagonist through….
Understanding/Identifying Antagonist The wolf identifies the three pigs and the press as his antagonists. (Quick check: Who is an antagonist?) What are they accused of doing that supports his claim? (Give quotes and explain how the quotes show they are the antagonist). Answer: The pigs are antagonists because… (give a quote that proves what you are saying). The press are antagonists because… (give a quote that proves what you are saying).
Understanding/Identifying Irony What makes the The Real Story of the Three Little Pigs ironic? Why do you think that an author would include such in a story (what effect did the irony have on the story?)? Answers: The Real Story of the Three Little Pigs is ironic because… The author might include irony in the story because…
Understanding/Identifying Irony Identify at least one incident in the story where you as the reader expected one thing and got another. Be sure to state what you expected to read/happen, and what really occurred. Answer: The one incident in the story where I as the reader expected one thing and got another was when(…). I expected (…), but got (…).
Understanding Plot The plot is the sequence, or order, of events in a story. Besides the character, the plot is the “meat” or heart of the story. Story plots include the following: Exposition Rising Action Climax Falling Action Denouement/Resolution
Exposition The opening part of the story that usually introduces the setting, the characters, the basic situation, and the conflict
Rising Action The part of the story where the author develops the conflict and introduces complications, or problems, that make the conflict more difficult (and usually more exciting!)
Climax The point in the story when the action and the conflict have the most suspense, or excitement and interest.
Falling Action The part of the story that include events after the climax that help the protagonist solve the central conflict.
Denouement/Resolution The solution or end of the conflict; usually comes at or near the end of the story
Now… Let’s Apply It To The Text Take Out Your Plot Handout!