Plot and Conflict
Terms in this set (17)
the time and place in which a story occurs
the people, animals, or creatures in a story. Their decisions affect the plot.
the "hero" or main character a story
the character who acts against the main character of a story, or the "villain"
a struggle between different forces in a story that drives the plot.
a struggle between a character and an outside force, such as nature, an enemy, or society.
a struggle inside a character's mind, in which they have conflicting thoughts and feelings.
a message about life or human nature the author is sharing.
a person, place, or thing that stands for something beyond itself.
events that "hint" at what might happen in the future.
when the opposite happens from what is expected
a series of events in a story
introduces the setting and characters; sets up or hints at the conflict
shows how the conflict unfolds and becomes more complicated; builds suspense
the most exciting moment and the turning point; often results in a change for the main character
eases suspense; reveals how the main character begins to resolve the conflict
ties up the loose ends; sometimes offers an unexpected twist before the story ends