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Title: *Elements of a Plot ( Novels, short stories, plays, movies, poetry, etc


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Elements of a Plot ( Novels, short stories,
plays, movies, poetry, etc.)
  • Miss Amorin
  • English

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  • Elements of a Plot include
  • Exposition
  • Exciting Force
  • Rising Action
  • Climax
  • Falling Action
  • Resolution/ Catastophe

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Exposition Example
  • Exposition background info.
  • Romeo and Juliet by W. Shakespeare- Exposition
  • There are conflicts between two families from
    different social statures the Montagues (Romeo)
    and the Capulets (Juliet). In the beginning of
    the play, the protagonist, Romeo, feels lust for
    Rosaline.
  • Protagonists Romeo and Juliet
  • Antagonists Montague Capulet families,
    society, social status
  • Setting Verona, and Mantua, Italy
  • Time Period Elizabethan, late 16th century

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Exposition for __________
  • Setting
  • Time Period
  • Protagonist
  • Antagonist
  • Main conflict

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Exciting Force
  • Exciting force
  • Moment that follows the introduction of a drama
    and initiates the rising action it consists of a
    resolution on the part of the protagonist or the
    primary antagonist to accomplish some major goal.

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Exciting Force Example
  • Exciting Force- Excites the audience
  • First point of interest for audience.
  • Goal intended exposed
  • Very beginning of the rising action
  • Romeo and Juliet example of the Exciting Force
  • Romeo meets Juliet at the Capulet house (party).
    They fall in love.

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Exciting Force for _______
  • What excites the audience?
  • Goal??

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Rising Action
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Rising Action Example
  • Rising action- the conflict of the story becomes
    more complicated by other secondary actions in
    the plot or by the antagonist/s.
  • Example- Romeo and Juliet by W. Shakespeare
  • Rising Action
  • Romeo needs to secretly marry lt3 Juliet fearing
    that a Montague and a Capulet would never be
    allowed to marry.

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Rising Action for _______
  • Conflict?
  • What complicates the story line?

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Climax
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Climax Example
  • Climax- most intense part of story line. Plot
    usually takes a turn for the worse for the
    protagonist at this point.
  • Romeo and Juliet example of climax
  • Tybalt kills Mercutio, then Romeo kills Tybalt.
  • The Prince arrives and orders that Romeo be
    banashed from
  • Verona.
  • Romeo cannot be with his love, Juliet.

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Climax for _________
  • Most intense part of the plot
  • (turn for the worse)

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Falling Action
  • During the Falling Action, the conflict between
    the protagonist and the antagonist unravels with
    the protagonist winning or losing against the
    antagonist.
  • A moment of final suspense is usually involved in
    relation to the final outcome of the conflict.

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Falling Action Example
  • Falling Actions
  • Romeo and Juliet example of falling action.
  • Paris will soon be married to Juliet (as forced
    by her family).
  • The Capulets do not know about her secret
    marriage to Romeo.
  • Juliet decided to fake her death with a potion
    the Friar gives her.
  • Romeo is informed that Juliet is dead when she is
    really sleeping from the potion.
  • Romeo arrives at the Capulet burial vault ready
    to kill himself for love.

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Falling Action for ________
  • Point when conflict unravels
  • Moment of final suspense

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Resolution/ Catastrophe
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Resolution/ Catastrophe example
  • Resolution/catastrophe
  • unkotting of the conflict end result lesson
  • Romeo and Juliet example of Resolution
  • Romeo drinks the poison and dies.
  • Juliet wakes up, finds Romeo dead, and kills
    herself with a dagger.
  • Both families agree to stop the hatred after the
    tragedy.

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Resolution for ________
  • End result
  • Lesson

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