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Mr. Whitehead

Monday, July 18, 2011

Freytag's Pyramid

Read the following basic elements of plot structure provided by Freytag's pyramid. Try to connect the different parts of a plot structure to a story that you have recently read.
Exposition-provides the background information needed to properly understand the story, such as the protagonist, the antagonist, the basic conflict, and the setting.
Rising Action- the basic internal conflict is complicated by the introduction of related secondary conflicts, including various obstacles that frustrate the protagonist's attempt to reach his goal. 
Climax-the turning point which marks for better or the worse in the protagonist’s affairs.

Resolution-conflicts are resolved creating normality for the characters and a sense of release of tension and anxiety, for the reader.
Falling Action- the conflict between the protagonist and the antagonist unravels.

Assignment: Explain by posting in the comments section how the different parts of the story we read in class can fit into Freytag's pyramid.

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