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11 terms

Ch.2 Terms

Conflict and Characterization
STUDY
PLAY
Internal Conflicts
a struggle with the characters heart or mind
External conflict
a struggle between a character and an outside force;there are many different types
Man vs Self
where the main character in the story has a problem or struggle with him and herself
Man vs Man
where the conflict arises between 2 or more characters
Man vs Society
where the main character thinks differently from society or the norm; believing or behaving in a way that is different from what is expected and excepted in that society
Man vs Nature
where a character or characters have to fight against the forces of nature
Man vs Fate
where a character tries to break away and be free from some predestined path or destiny; can be conflict between fate and free will
Man vs Supernatural
where a character or characters fight against elements outside the natural realm
characterization
the way a writer reveals the personality of a character:
a. By describing how a character looks or dresses
b. By letting us "hear" the character speak
c. By showing us how the character acts
d. By letting us know the character's thoughts and feelings
e. By revealing what other characters in the story think or say about the character
f. By directly describing the character's personality
Compare and Contrast
finding similarities and differences between 2 things
Cause and Effect
determining the reason something happens as well as the result of that cause; the cause happens first the event happens after; events in a plot are often connected by cause an effect