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Plot and structure power point Plot : sequence author uses to construct a story May include what a character says thinks or does but leaves out Description analysis Commercial plot The way the author arranges the action to a specific end Includes surprising twists and turns and climactic incidents Main goal is to keep reader turning the pages Uses conventional structure Literary plot Requires complex structures The significance of action is more important than the action itself Conflict A clash of actions ideas desires or wills Character may be pitted against another person external force or own nature May be physical mental emotional or moral Literary fiction contains all four Protagonist Hero or heroin Central character Occasionally may have more than one protagonist Antagonist Persons things society or protagonists own character traits that go against protagonist
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Unformatted text preview: May be physical emotional mental or moral Suspense Asks what’s going to happen next how will it turn out Mystery unusual circumstances in which reader craves an answer Dilemma protagonist must choose between two courses of action Most important criterion for commercial fiction Literary suspense Commercial keeps asking what happens next Literary keeps us wondering why do things happen the way they do Or why is this significance important Surprise Unexpected turn or twist Measured by fairness and purpose Gaining a surprise ending through coincidences or by planting false clues called a cheap trick Happy ending Commercial stories are most common Protagonist generally happily ever after Unhappy ending Literary fiction is most common Unhappy endings force us to ponder Raises issues about questions of life Best achieved by being logical...
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