the principal character in a work of fiction
the character who works against the protagonist in the story
this character seems to possess only one or two personality traits - little or no background is revealed
this character is fully developed - the writer reveals good and bad traits as well as background
a character that does not change from the beginning of the story to the end
character who changes in the course of the play or story
the series of related events that make up a story
introduces the characters, setting, and basic situation
A series of events that builds from the conflict. It begins with the narrative hook and ends with the climax.
a direct result of the climax, leading to a solution to the conflict
The author presents an interesting problem or situation, the conflict begins (hooks the readers' attention)
Most exciting moment of the story; turning point
finding a solution to a problem
the resolution of the conflict in a story's plot; a final outcome
opposition in a work of drama or fiction between characters or forces (especially an opposition that motivates the development of the plot)
where and when the story takes place
when magic is used to help a character in a work of fiction
rule of three
The number three recurs especially in folk literature and fairy tales.
point of view
the perspective from which a story is told
1st person point of view
The narrator is a character in the story. ( I, me, my, we, our )
2nd person point of view
the narrator tells the story to another character using "you," so that the story is being told through the addressee's point of view
3rd person limited point of view
the narrator of the story is an outside observer and only knows the thoughts and feelings of ONE character.
3rd person omniscient point of view
the narrator is still an outsider (not "in" the story) describing actions AND thoughts of more than one character. Omniscient means "all knowing."