4 With Your PartnerGive an example of direct characterization for Christopher. Find the quote to prove your point.What is an example of indirect characterization for Christopher? Find a quote that shows this.
5 SettingThe setting of a story is the time and place in which the action occurs.-
6 With Your Partner - List the settings Christopher journeys to. - What time period does this story take place in?- How do you know?
7 ConflictStruggle or clash between opposing characters or opposing forces.External Conflict:Internal Conflict:
8 ThemeIs of the story the writer presents through the characters and the plot. The theme is not usually stated.
9 Plot Is the series of events in a story Often follows a pattern of development made up of as many as five specific stages.ExpositionRising ActionClimaxFalling ActionResolution
10 ExpositionIt is at the beginning of a story. It gives ____________________ that the reader needs to know.It introduces the _______, the __________, and the ___________.Sometimes it tells what happened in the past.
11 Exposition Ask yourself: Who are the __________? What is the _______?
12 Rising ActionDuring this part of the story, the_______________________.Complications arise and suspense begins to build as the main characters ________ to resolve their problems.
13 Rising ActionAsk yourself:What makes the __________ ___________?
14 ClimaxIt is the ________ ______ of the story, that point at which the conflict is _______.Moment of great emotional intensity or suspense in the plot.
15 ClimaxAsk yourself:How was the conflict resolved?
16 Falling ActionThe _______ of the climax are shown. The suspense is over, but the results of the decision or action that caused the climax are worked out.
17 Falling ActionAsk yourself:How are the effects of the climax shown?
18 ResolutionThe resolution tells how the _______ _____. It ties up any loose ends of the plot.
19 Resolution Ask yourself: How does the story end? How does it tie up loose ends?
20 GenresMystery:How is The Curious Incident a mystery?
21 Bildungsroman:How is The Curious Incident a bildungsroman?
22 Literary Devices Protagonist: Who is the protagonist of The Curious Incident?