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The Five Elements of Plot
Transcript of The Five Elements of Plot
The Five Elements of Plot
NOW, IT'S YOUR TURN!
The beginning of a story that gives important background information including the characters and setting.
A series of incidents beginning with the conflict that create suspense, interest, and tension in a story.
The turning point of the action in the story. It is the most exciting part of the story.
The event(s) following the climax of the work that moves it towards its denouement or resolution.
The sorting out or unraveling of a plot at the end of a story;
the conclusion of the story.
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The Tale of the Three Brothers
Three wizard brothers come across a bridge. They are unable to pass, so they use magic to reconstruct the bridge. Death appears and feels cheated by them.
Death "rewards" them for outsmarting him. The oldest brother receives the most powerful wand in existence. The second brother receives a resurrection stone that can bring people back to life. The third brother asks for an invisibility cloak. The two older brothers begin to use their rewards for immoral reasons.
The two older brothers' gifts transform into curses that lead to their deaths.
Death tries to claim the third brother, but could not locate him for many years.
The third brother dies from old age, rather than from greed and selfishness.
What is your favorite fairy tale?
Snow White was orphaned at a young age because her stepmother murdered her father. Her stepmother is a vain woman that worships a mirror.
The mirror tells the queen that she is no longer the "fairest of them all"because Snow White has become of age to claim that title. The queen sends a huntsman to kill her. The huntsman does not kill her, instead he protects her.
The queen has failed in attempting to kill Snow White several times. She takes matters into her own hands and poisons her with a deadly apple. Shortly after her "funeral," she is awakened by a kiss from the huntsman. She then forms an army to rebel against her stepmother.
Snow White leads an army of her faithful followers to battle against the queen in her castle.
Snow White defeats her evil stepmother and takes her rightful place as Queen in her father's kingdom.
The beginning of a story that
gives important background information including the characters and setting.
A series of incidents that
create suspense, interest, and tension in a story.
The turning point and most exciting
Event(s) that lead(s) to
the resolution of the story.
part of the story.
The unraveling of the plot; the
end result of the conflict; the conclusion.