Literary elements characters
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Story Literary Elements
Some basics that every good story must have ….
Every story needs characters
A character is a person, an animal, or an imaginary creature in aliterary work.
Characters can either be dynamic or static
Dynamic characters grow and change during a story.
Static characters remain the same throughout a story.
Pay attention to what characters think, feel, and do. You will find that main characters are often dynamic characters. They are described in detail, so readers learn not only about their appearance and actions but their hopes and fears as well.
The protagonist is the “good guy”
The antagonist is the “bad guy” or force
Great stories have a conflict
Man vs. Man
Man vs. Nature Man vs. Society Man vs. HimselfMan vs. Machine
A hint about what will happen next is called foreshadowing
For example, if you hear this:
Then you know someone’s about to get eaten!
The time and place of the story is the setting
The climax is the most exciting part!!
The point of view is the perspective of the story
“That rotten wolf tried to eat us!!!!”
“I was framed! I just wanted to
borrow a cup of sugar!”