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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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