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What does it take to create a story/movie/play? 3 Things: Protagonist vs. Antagonist Protagonist the main character or hero in a play or other literary work. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: What does it take to create a story/movie/play?

What does it take to create a story/movie/play?
  • 3 Things

Protagonist vs. Antagonist
  • Protagonist the main character or hero in a
    play or other literary work.
  • Antagonist The opponent of the hero or main
    character one who opposes and actively competes
    with another character in the play/story.

  • With a partner or group of 3 next to you, do the
  • 1.)List the Characters
  • 2.) Explain the setting (where the story takes
    placecould be more than 1 place)
  • You have 2 minutes.

Literary Elements Plot
  • What do you think of when you think of plot?
  • What about in relation to math or science?
  • What does the line made represent?

  • Each point graphed represents something
    happeningthe line is made by connecting those
    points of importancethe line shows what happened
  • In drama, the points are events the line made
    by connecting those events represents the story
  • Plot- the events of a play or arrangement of
  • Plot answers the question What happens in the
    story who does what?

  • With your partner or group, make a list of the
    main events or main points of The Wizard of Oz
  • Hint think about main characters, emotional
    events, turning points, conflictsetc
  • You have 2 minutes


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  • Plot is best expressed chronologically (in order)
    you have to have an understanding of
  • Important events of the plot work together to
    create an effective whole piece
  • How can we organize these events?

Plot Structures The Big 5
  • Exposition
  • Rising action
  • Climax
  • Falling action
  • Resolution

Plot Model
Where would the plot structures fit on this graph?
Plot Structures
  • Exposition- part of story/play that introduces
    the theme, chief characters, current
  • What events are part of the exposition in The
    Wizard of Oz?

Plot Structures
  • Rising action- series of events leading up to the
    climax (turning point)
  • What events are part of the rising action in The
    Wizard of Oz?

Plot Structures
  • Climax- turning point of the plotpoint of
    greatest intensity that leads to some kind of
  • What is the climax of The Wizard of Oz?

Oh my, youre not a wizard! Youre a man! and
youre old!
Plot Structures
  • Falling action- series of events following the
  • What events are part of the falling action in
    The Wizard of Oz?

Plot Structures
  • Resolution- how the problem or conflict in a
    drama is solved or concluded
  • What is the resolution in The Wizard of Oz?

Theres no place like hometheres no place like
I just had the craziest dream
Plot Model
You need to draw label this in your notes!!!
Rising Action
Falling Action
Plot Structures Review
  • What is plot?
  • What questions does plot answer?
  • What are the Big 5 plot structures?
  • Compare the plot structures to a plot graph.

Plot vs. Theme
Answers question what happened who does what
Answers question what is the story about what
can we learn from it
Both are essential to understanding the story
  • Theme- the basic idea of a play the idea, point
    of view, or perception that binds together a work
    of art
  • The moral, the message, the lesson
  • What was the theme in The Wizard of Oz?

Aesops Fables
  • The Fox and the Grapes
  • One afternoon a fox was walking through the
    forest and spotted a bunch of grapes hanging from
    over a lofty branch. Just the thing to quench
    my thirst, said the fox. Taking a few steps
    back, the fox jumped and just missed the hanging
    grapes. Again the fox took a few paces back and
    tried to reach them but still failed. Finally,
    giving up, the fox turned up his nose and said,
    Theyre probably sour anyway, the fox said, and
    proceeded to walk away.

The Fox and the grapes
http//www.youtube.com/watch?vW910WX69Ah8 Whats
the theme here? http//www.youtube.com/watch?vzDI
The Tortoise and the Hare
  • A hare one day ridiculed the short feet and the
    slow pace of the Tortoise, who replied, laughing
    Though you may be swift as the wind, I will beat
    you in a race. The Hare, believing her assertion
    to be simply impossible, agreed to the proposal,
    and they decided that the Fox should choose the
    course and the goal. On the day appointed for
    the race the two started together. The Tortoise
    never for a moment stopped, but went on with a
    slow and steady pace straight to the end of the
    course. The Hare, lying bored and over-confident
    by the wayside, fell fast asleep. At last waking
    up, and moving as fast as he could, he saw the
    Tortoise had reached the finish, and was
    comfortably dozing after her fatigue.

The Tortoise and the Hare
Whats the theme here? http//www.youtube.com/watc
Aesops Fables
  • Fables always end with a moral to each story
  • An outright statement of the storys theme, what
    the story is about or the lesson we can learn
    from it
  • Can you think of any other themes to stories
    youve heard?

Lets Practice Stating Theme
  • Learning to analyze a story in order to state its
    theme in your own words is essential
  • Life is a compromise between fate and
  • People need someone to believe in them- it can
    change everything.
  • People are known by the company they keep.

  • We seldom think of what we have, but always
    think of what we lack.
  • Actions speak louder than words.
  • First think, then speak.
  • Laughter is the best medicine.
  • Love is blind.

Understanding Plot Theme
  • Plotstory line, sequence of events
  • Answers question what happens in the story or
    who does what
  • Character is essential
  • Best told in chronological order

Understanding Plot Theme
  • Themethe meaning, message, lesson story offers
  • Answers question what is the story about and why
    did the writer create this story
  • Stories are part of human interaction culture
    for the value they present as learning tools
  • Storys reason for being is to leave us with a
    unifying idea or message
  • Can be categorized in a word or phrase greed,
    kindness, overcoming odds
  • Best comprehended in a sentence

More Literary Elements
  • Dialogue spoken conversation used by two or
    more characters to express thoughts, feelings,
    and actions.
  • Foreshadowing the indication beforehand of
    something that is about to happen
  • Monologue a long speech made by one actor.
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