2 Characters A character is a person, animal, or imaginary creature 2 Kinds of Characters:Protagonist: main character or heroAntagonist: another character which causes conflict for the protagonist. The antagonist can be a character, society, or object.
3 5 Ways to Develop a Character: CharacterizationA description of individuals in a story5 Ways to Develop a Character:Physical Description of CharacterCharacter’s Speech, Thought, and ActionsThe Speech, Thoughts, and Actions of Other CharactersEye-Awakening SituationsDirect Statement about Character
7 Plot- Exposition -the beginning part of a story that: Sets the tone Establishes the settingIntroduces charactersGives the reader important background information
8 Plot- Rising Actionseries of actions which lead the story to the climax
9 Plot- Climax “turning point” of the story The climax is the point of maximum interest. It usually occurs toward the end of a story, after the reader has understood the conflict and become emotionally involved with the characters.At the climax, the outcome of the plot becomes clear.
10 Plot- Falling Action occurs after the climax conflicts are beginning to be resolved- loose ends are tied up
11 Plot- Resolutionpart of the story where the problem or conflict is solvedoccurs after the climax and falling action“the end”
12 Conflict struggle between a character and an opposing force 2 Kinds of Conflict:Internal ConflictExternal Conflict
13 External Conflictstruggle between a character and an outside force such as society, nature, or another characterMan vs. ManMan vs. NatureMan vs. SocietyMan vs. AnimalMan vs. Machine
14 Internal Conflict struggle within a character’s mind usually occurs when a character has to make a decision or to deal with feelingsMan Vs. Self
15 ThemeThe underlying message in a story that deals with life or human natureWhen determining theme, think about:the titlethe way a character changes and what they learnBig ideas such as courage and freedom