Plot and Conflict Vocabulary
Terms in this set (20)
Sequence of events in a story
A person in a story
It refers to the time and place which the events of a story take place.
Introduces the characters, settings, and opening situations of a story
A struggle between two opposing forces or characters
The series of conflicts or struggles that build a story toward a climax. This is 2/3 of the book/story.
the turning point or most exciting moment of a story, in which the main character comes face to face with the main conflict and a change happens
Events after the climax, leading to the resolution.
End of the story where loose ends are tied up. Problem is solved.
Main character in a story
A character or force in conflict with the main character
An author's use of hints or clues to suggest events that will occur later in the story
A message about life or human nature that the writer shares with the reader.
A struggle within a character.
A struggle outside of a character.
Man vs. Self Conflict
An internal struggle between a character and his feelings, conscience, and emotions. Sometimes can be when a character is making a decision.
Man vs. Man
An external struggle between two characters. Can be mental or physical.
Man vs. Nature
An external struggle between a character and nature (illness, epidemic, animals, weather, or insects)
Man vs. Society
An external struggle between a character and the values or beliefs of a group. Could involve poverty, politics, social norms, or values.
A scene that interrupts the normal sequence of events in a story to show something that happened at an earlier time