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Bryan Lemus

on 26 September 2013

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Plot/start button
Plot has two parts that identify the rising action, climax, and the falling action. Events that are used within a story.
Parts of Plot
* Rising action- Introduces the conflict and characters in the story.
* Climax- The problem in the story or the main purpose.
One example in LSDW would be that Pancho wants to avenge his sister's death. "'Maybe I'll kill him maybe I wont.
* Falling Action- Usually a resolved conflict and ends the story.
*Resolution- end of the story
Character/ type of machine
3 Types of Characterization
Usually describes the character by their STEAL identities.
Steal Charts
This shows how like in a machine, the story, grabs every part in a plot, creates characters, uses point of view, and creates a setting to have a result of a story or in this case, the outcome of the machine.
Internal: The problem within the character in his/her thoughts or feelings.
External: A problem involving other characters or a problem between them.
Main or Minor: Signifies whether the character is directly affected by the conflict or not.
Round or Flat: Shows if the character is well developed or is the same through out the story.
Dynamic or Static: Indicates if the character changes mind set throughout the story or if he doesn't change at all.
Example from LSDW: Pancho for example is a dynamic character because he changes little by little throughout the story.
"Pancho has one goal in life: to find and murder his sister's killer (back cover).
"So I want to let you know that I didn't kill him because of you (page 333-334).
Point of View/ functions of the machine
4 types, each with different characteristics.
1st Person Point of View
Tells the story from one character's perspective and the reader can know the thoughts and feelings from that character.
3rd Person Objective Point of View
We are only revealed what the narrator experiences in the story. We only know what the other character do or say. Pronouns include: he, her, they, them, etc.
3rd Person Omniscient
Point of View
Never a character in a story. We know all thought and feelings of the characters through the narrator. Some pronouns include: he, she, they, them, etc.
3rd Person Limited Point of View
Not a character in the story. Narrator tells the story from their point of view of the other characters. Only reveals what one character think and feels.
Example from LSDW: "He shrugged his shoulders. It was true. Sometimes he forgot himself and the kids would get him going with some kind of foolish conversation or another
Setting/ location of main source
The place and time in which a story takes place is the setting. It is described at the beginning of the story.
Settings in LSDW
1) Helen's Estate
2) St. Anthony
3) Casa Esperanza
Theme/ the contents of the machine
Specific characterization of a story which identifies the significance or idea of a story.
Theme statements
Show what the theme is trying to tell the reader.
1) One example of a theme statement would be the idea of Love Conquering All. This is an example of theme statement because it can define the topic of a story and what it might be about. this theme statement in particular applies to LSDW because Pancho falls in love with Marisol as the story unveils. Love Conquers All is a statement that expresses people or characters falling for their true match.

2) Another example of theme statement would be Live Every Day Like Your Last. This is an example of theme statement because it can easily relate to the characters in a story ans define the story with ease. This applies to LSDW because in the story D.Q. lives wise and lives strong. Live Every Day Like Your Last is a statement that identifies that living to you fullest will result in a great accomplishment.
A subject or topic of a story.
-Good vs Evil
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Main Idea/ Main Pupose
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