American Literature II

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American Literature II 23:39 Lecture, 1-5-11 Why do we read? The only way you can learn how to think is to be open minded.  I. Gain perspective The Elements of Fiction: This is the way the story is structured, the parts of the story. I. Characters Characters: There are two characters in most stories the protagonist and the  antagonist.  Protagonist- main character,   Antagonist- the person who is working the hardest  against the protagonist Characterization: the method by which we learn about characters Two types of characterization are direct and indirect. Direct: you either find out straight from the character or the author narrating the  story Indirect: from a different character, the characters actions
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Types of characters: Flat: very one dimensional, not much to him Round: full of personality Dynamic: will change in some way during the story Static: remains the same throughout the story Stock: a stereotype II. Setting Setting involves place and time.  Broad: happens over a long distance or a long time Narrow: happens quickly in small space III. Plot Plot- the sequence of events that make up a story. Exposition- the introduction
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