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the struggle between forces. This can be internal or external or both.
the hero or central character who takes the leading part of the story.
the character who is in conflict, or against the protagonist
the first incident or event in the story which "gets the story going." This begins the rising action.
the turning point in the novel. the protagonist's conflict has been brought to this turning point by the events that have happened.
the final event in a novel. The conflict is completely resolved.
the middle of the plot in which conflicts are developed.
action which is devoted to solving the conflicts created in the complication. This sets the stage for the final event in which the major conflict is resolved.
the beginning of the plot which provides background and setting. (characters, conflict, setting)
takes place within a character
character struggles against some outside force.
any force that drives or moves the character to behave in a particular way
character that doesn't change
character changes as a result of the events
character vs. character
one character is in conflict with another character; external
character vs. nature
character in conflict with a natural force; external
character vs. self
character has to make a decision; internal
the use of hints and clues to suggest what will happen later in a plot
the uncertainty or anxiety you feel about what will happen next in a story
an ending that leaves the audience in suspense
a conclusion based on evidence and reasoning