3 With Your Partner List the characters you meet in The Curious Incident Are they a static or dynamic character?Are they a round or flat character?Be prepared to prove your point by having one quote per character.
5 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.
6 SettingThe setting of a story is the time and place in which the action occurs.Past, Present, or FutureDay or NightPlace may be Real or Imaginary Etc.
7 With Your Partner - List the settings Christopher journeys to. - What time period does this story take place in?- How do you know?
8 ConflictStruggle or clash between opposing characters or opposing forces.External Conflict:Internal Conflict:
9 ThemeIs the message of the story the writer presents through the characters and the plot. The theme is not usually stated.
10 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
11 ExpositionIt is at the beginning of a story. It gives background information that the reader needs to know.It introduces____________________________________________Sometimes it tells what happened in the past.
12 Exposition Ask yourself: Who are the characters? What is the setting? What is the conflict?
13 Rising ActionDuring this part of the story, the conflict is obvious.
14 Rising ActionAsk yourself:What makes the conflict obvious?
15 ClimaxIt is the turning point of the story, that point at which the conflict is resolved.
16 ClimaxAsk yourself:How was the conflict resolved?
17 Falling ActionThe effects of the climax are shown. The suspense is over, but ____________________________________________
18 Falling ActionAsk yourself:How are the effects of the climax shown?
19 ResolutionThe resolution tells how the struggle ends. ________________________________________
20 Resolution Ask yourself: How does the story end? How does it tie up loose ends?
21 GenresMystery:How is The Curious Incident a mystery?
22 Bildungsroman:How is The Curious Incident a bildungsroman?
23 Literary Devices Protagonist: Who is the protagonist of The Curious Incident?
30 Symbol-Give an example of a symbol in The Curious Incident.
31 Irony: Contrast between What is said and what is really meant (______ Irony)What is expected to happen and what really happens (_______ Irony)What appears to be true and what is really true [the audience know but the character doesn’t] (_______ Irony)What is ironic about The Curious Incident?What type of irony is it?