Parallel Plot Two (or more) dramatic plots linked by a common character and/or a similar theme. Flashback Begins the story in the middle of the action but later fill in with details from the past for full understanding of the present events. OTHER TYPES OF PLOT STRUCTURES
THE IMPORTANCE OF CONFLICT 1) A plot may have more than one conflict. 2) Creates interest and make possible the growth of the protagonist. 3) Types of conflicts: ● The Protagonist against Another ● The Protagonist against Society ● The Protagonist against Nature ● The Protagonist against Self
SETTING The context in which the author presents his/her story i.e. the time, place and social environment.
COMPONENT S OF SETTING • TIME • PLACE • SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT
TIME 1. Day and Night, Dawn and Dusk 2. Four Seasons 3. Weather 4. Historical Events / Timeline 5. Festivities 6. Elapsed time
PLACE 1. Locale 2. Climate 3. Geography 4. Man-made geography
SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT 1. Political environment 2. Cultural environment 3. Population 4. Ancestral influences
THE IMPORTANCE OF SETTING 1) Initiates the backdrop. 2) Affects the plot events. 3) Establishes the atmosphere or mood . 4) Allows readers to relate to the characters within a story.
CHARACTERIZATION ● The way the author presents his/her characters. ● Objective: Extend the Storyline. ●
CHARACTERS & THEIR CHARACTERISTICS • Major / Round / Dynamic • Minor / Flat / Static • Protagonist • Antagonist
MAJOR VS MINOR • Vital to the development and resolution of the conflict. • Complement the major characters. • Help develop the plot events.
ROUND VS FLAT • A character with a complex personality. • A character possessing one kind of personality trait or characteristic.
DYNAMIC VS STATIC • A character who shows character development .
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