is the dramatic struggle between two forces in a story. Without conflict, there is no plot.
the writer reveals characters' traits through: appearance, dialogue, private thoughts, effects on others, actions.
the way writers describe characters' __________: physical features, clothing, and general demeanor- provides insight into their personalities.
effects on others
the _______ a character has on others also helps readers understand what the character is like.
Writers carefully select images and details to create a setting that draws us into the story.
the person telling the story
; controles everything you know about the characters and events.
third person omniscient
narrator is NOT a character in the story: knows all; can tell us everything about every character.
first person point of view
narrator IS a character in the story; uses first person pronouns such as I and me; tells us only what he/she thinks and experiences. called a persona.
17 years old
Naive or Arrogant?
Hated by his brothers, but adored by Jacob, his father
Living under God's promise to Abraham
Becomes Egypt's #2 man in charge
Named "Israel" by God
Grandson of Abraham, Son of Isaac
Has 12 sons, but Joseph is his favorite
show his brothers bowing down to him
Dream 1: 11 sheaves of grain bowing down to 1
Dream 2: the sun, moon, and stars bow down to him
A device in literature where an object represents an idea.
Example: the covenant walk through animal carcasses; Joseph's dreams
Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Dan, Naphtali, Gad, Asher, Issachar, Zebulun, Benjamin
In jail with Joseph
Joseph interpreted his dream that he would one day be let out of jail
Also known as the cupbearer- very trusted by a king
Pharaoh (Joseph Story)
Needed someone to interpret his dreams
Dream 1: 7 Skinny Cows Eat 7 Fat Cows
Dream 2: 7 Thin heads of grain swallowed 7 healthy heads of grain
Theme—the central idea, or insight, about life or human behavior that a story reveals
A theme is always a statement, not a subject.
What are some of the themes in Joseph?
A group of words established by usage as having a meaning not deducible from those of the individual words
Example: A lifetime in prison seemed quite in the cards (for Joseph)
Originally named Abram
Married to Sarai
son of Terah and uncle to Lot
Told by God to move his family and possessions to a land that God would show him
Lied to Pharaoh and didn't trust God in the process
Originally named Sarai
married to Abram and mother of Isaac
Barren- could not have children
Lied to God about laughing at his promise of a son
Laughed with joy at the birth of Isaac
Instructed Abram to leave Ur without telling him where he was going
Made 7 promises to Abram
Required Abram to trust him
Abram's third stop
Abram lies about Sarai being his sister to protect himself rather than trusting God
Pharaoh (Abraham Story)
ruler of Ancient Egypt
Takes Sarai to be his wife before he knows that she is actually Abram's wife
1) a usually formal, solemn, and binding agreement
2) a written agreement or promise usually under seal between two or more parties especially for the performance of some action
Example: God's covenant with Abraham
Free from guilt or sin;
Genesis 15:6 "Abram believed the Lord, and he credited it to him as righteousness."
1) Abraham and Sarah's response of DOUBT to God promising them a child at the ages of 99 and 89.
2) Abraham and Sarah's response of JOY to the birth of Isaac
3) the meaning of Isaac's name
a figure of speech that expresses a resemblance between things of different kinds (usually formed with 'like' or 'as')
A story providing a history or background context, especially for a character situation in a literary work, film, dramatic series
the idea on which the story is built. main idea or lesson that the character learns. central idea, insight about life.
Moses first 40 years
Spent two years with real mother
Raised in luxurary of Egyptian palace.
Adoped by Pharaoh's daughter.
Misguided idea of leadership.
Middle 40 years
Moses marries Zippora and works for Jethtro\
He rescues Jethro's daughter's from bulling sheperds at the well.
Shepered spends long days in the fields.
bitter humiliation in his fall from royalty