Fiction

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Elements of Fiction
1. Settings
* Place and time where the story takes place
* It sets the mood of the story
2. Characters
* Elements that move in the story
*Classifications of Characters*
* Protagonist – good guys
* Antagonist – bad guys
* Round – complex, many sided
* Flat – one to two traits only
* Static – sake sort of person from the beginning till the end * Dynamic/developing – undergoes permanent change
* Major – main roles
* Minor – supporting roles
* Direct presentation – tells the reader straight out
* Indirect presentation – readers will have to infer from the character in action 3. Plot
* Series of events that make the story move forward.
* Exposition – introduces the setting, the characters of the story and the background of the story * Rising action – beginning of the problem\
* Crisis - the complication of the problem
* Climax – the turn of events
* Falling action - the problems start to solve
* Resolution – the outcome of the story
4. Point of view
* The story teller/who tells the story
* Omniscient
* narrator can penetrate into the minds of the major characters * Limited omniscient
* Narrator can only penetrate into the minds of the major characters * First Person
* Story is told from the first point of view
* Objective
5. Theme
* Central purpose / central message of the story
6. Symbol
* Items that has a literal meaning in the story but suggests or represent another meaning as well.

Federigo’s Falcon
* 5th night, 9th story
* Decameron (100 stories which contained the element of death and hope) * Black plague
* Illness, rats, China (40% died), mutated to Italy because of trade, Europe (60% died) * Florence ~ 10 People (6 girls, 4 boys)
* Migrated for 14 days
* 10 nights of story telling
I. Setting
* Tuscanny - Florence – Place of death and hope...
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