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Plot

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Wendy Hayashi

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Transcript of Plot

Short Story Prezi.
The Interlopers
Written by Saki
Harrison Bergeron
Written by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
Plot
Plot is the literary element that describes the structure of a story.
Conflict
Struggles between two forces in the story.
Literary Elements
Internal Conflict
The conflicts that happen inside the characters.
Exposition
The beginning of the story. The situation before the big event.
Rising Action
many conflicts and events in the story that lead to the climax.
Climax
The turning point of the story. the most intense moment.
Falling Action
All of the actions which follow the climax.
Resolution
How the story ends.
External Conflict
The conflicts from outside of characters
Literary Terms
Character vs Self
Character vs Character
Character vs Nature
Character vs Society
Character vs Supernatural
The conflict that characters fight against their feelings.
Gods, Vampires, zombies, and many other supernaturals
Character vs Fate
Character fight against his fate.

(*Romeo&Juliet)
Character vs Technology
Setting
The place where the story takes place.
* The geographical location
* The time period
* The socio-economic characteristics of the location
* The specific building, room, and so forth
Character
The people appearing in a literary work.
Protagonist
The main character
Antagonist
The character who opposes the protagonist
Direct Characterization
The author develops the personality of a character by direct statements.
* She is beautiful
Indirect Characterization
Showing a character's personality through

* The character's thoughts, words, and actions
* The comments of other characters
* The character's physical appearance
Irony
Situational Irony
The thing we didn't expected happens.
Dramatic Irony
A contrast between what's expected and what actually happens.
The reader knows something the characters do not.

Verbal Irony
Saying something you don't really mean it.
religion, wars, laws... etc.
animals, weathers, natural disasters, etc...
robots, weapons, etc...
Three Short
Stories

The Most Dangerous Game
Written by Richard Connel
This story is about two enemies who have been hating each other and trying to kill each other becoming reconciled. After they both were trapped under the trees, the main character Ulrich felt pity about themselves fighting all the time, and they became friends again. But after they promised they'll rescue their friend first, a crowd of wolves came.
Story
Plot
Exposition
Ulrich and Georg met in the woods and were going to kill each other.
Big Event
The storm hit the trees and they were both trapped under them.
Rising Action
Ulrich tried to share his wine, and they reconciled.
Climax
A crowd came from far away, and they found that those are wolves.
Conflict
Internal Conflict:
*Ulrich vs himself (felt pity)

External Conflict:
*Ulrich vs Georg
*Storm
*trees
*wolves

Setting
Time and location:
At somewhere on the eastern spurs of the Karpathians.
In the woods.
In winter.

Mood: cold, dangerous.

Character
The main character is Ulrich von Gradwitz.
I think indirect characterization is used mainly in this story, because the author doesn't tell us what a person Ulrich is, but tells us what he thinks and does.
Irony
The irony in this story is situational irony.
the storm and the wolves are the situational irony here.
Ulrich, Georg, and we didn't expect those things happen.
Story
Literary Elements
Plot
Conflict
Setting
Character
Irony
Exposition
The world is perfectly fair for everyone because of the handicaps. Harrison is in the jail.
Rising Action
Harrison breaks his handicaps, and dances with the ballerina.
Climax
The Handicapper General shoot Harrison and the ballerina with her gun.
Falling Action
Harrison's mother forgets about her son, and his father doesn't know as well.
Resolution
The 'peace' came back to the world.
External conflict:
Harrison vs society
(he wants to fight against the handicaps' society )
Time and location:
2081 in the future.

Mood:
silly..., fiction
The main character is Harrison.
Both direct and indirect characterization is used here, because the author describes characters directly in words (egg.tall), and also their personality is shown from what they do. (Harrison is not very mature because he does things without thinking hard.)

In this story, I think dramatic irony is important and a big part.
Because of the handicaps, Harrison's parents don't even know about what he did and what happened to him. It's ironic because they don't know but the readers know.
In the world in this story, everyone is finally perfectly fair because of handicaps. People who have more abilities must wear handicaps to make their abilities lower. Harrison who is very tall and strong wanted to change the world. He took his handicaps and danced with a beautiful ballerina on TV, but the Handicapper General shoot them so they died. At last, because of the handicaps, Harrison's parents don't even know what happened, and the "peaceful" life goes on.
Story
Literary Elements
Plot
Exposition
Rainsford and Whitney were sailing on the sea.
Rising Action(1)
Rainsford fell into water and he climbed up to the island. He found the General, and heard about the most dangerous game.
Rising Action(2)
General hunted Rainsford. Rainford set four traps to escape from the General.
Rising Action(3)
Rainsford jumped into the water.
Climax
When the General went back to his room, Rainsford showed up.
They fought.
Rainsford won, so he slept on the General's bed, and the General slept with his dogs.
Resolion
Falling Action
Conflict
Internal Conflict:
Rainsford vs himself
(feeling fear)
External Conflict:
Rainsford vs water
Rainsford vs General
Rainsford vs Jungle
Setting
Time and Location:
After WWI, and Russian Revolution.
On the ship trap island.

Mood: dangerous, dark.
Character
The main character is Rainsford. I think indirect characterization is used here. Author tells us that Rainsford is a good hunter, and a smart guy indirectly.
Irony
Dramatic Irony:
We know that where is the Genera when Rainsford are hiding, but he doesn't.
We know that Rainsford set the traps but the General doesn't.
Rainsford and his friend was sailing the boat on the sea. Rainsford fell into water, and he climbed to a island. He met the General, who hunts human. He ran from the General, and set some traps to avoid being killed. At last, Rainsford won, so he slept on the General's bed.
By Wendy Hayashi
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