"Daddy, the man next door kisses his wife every morning
when he leaves for work. Why don't you do that?"
"Are you kidding? I don't even know the woman."
"Daughter, your young man stays until a very late hour.
Hasn't your mother said anything to you
The preceding chapter considered plot apart from characterization,
as if the two were separable. Actually, along with the other elements of
fiction discussed in later chapters, plot and characterization work to
gether in any good story. I
Reading the Story
Before embarking on a study of fiction, we might ask a basic ques
tion: Why bother to read it? With so many pressing demands on our
time, and with so many nonfiction books of history, memoir, politics,
and cultural discussion competing f
YOU KNOW THIS
You often try to persuade
others or make your opinion
You convince your partner
that its better to save some
money than to buy a new
You persuade someone to
lend you money or let you
borrow a car.
write for two minute