Elements of a Short Story With Cinderella Examples

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The Short Story. Source: http://exchange.guhsd.net/. A short story is a short piece of fiction Learn the elements of sho...


The Short Story

A short story is a short piece of fiction Learn the elements of short stories through the classic “Cinderella”

Setting • Setting is the time and place of the story’s action. Setting includes ideas, customs, values, and beliefs.

The setting in “Cinderella” • The story taes place a long time ago in a land ruled by a ing and a !ueen.

Characters • Characters are the actors in a story’s plot. They can be people, animals, or "hatever the "riter chooses. • The protagonist is the main character. • The antagonist is the person in conflict "ith the main character. #ot all stories have antagonists.

Characters in “Cinderella” • The main characters are Cinderella, the stepsisters, their mother, the fairy godmother, and the prince. • $rotagonist% Cinderella • Antagonist% the stepsisters, their mother

$oint of &ie" • $oint of vie" refers to the relationship of the narrator, or storyteller, to the story. • 'n first(person point of vie", the narrator is a character in the story, referred to as “'.” • 'n third(person limited point of vie", the narrator reveals the thoughts of only one character, referring to that character as “he” or “she.” • 'n third(person omniscient point of vie", the narrator no"s everything about the story’s events and reveals the thoughts of all the characters.

Cinderella is told through the third(person omniscient point of vie".

Theme • Theme is the central idea or message of a story, often a perception about life or human nature. • Stated themes are directly presented in a story. • 'mplied themes must be inferred by considering all the elements of a story and asing "hat message about life is conveyed. • The theme of “Cinderella” is implied. The reader can infer the message that if you are in a bad situation, you should do the best that you can. 'n the end, things "ill "or out for you.

$lot • $lot is the se!uence of events in a story. )ach event causes or leads to the ne*t. $lot is often created through conflict, a struggle bet"een opposing forces. • An e*ternal conflict is one bet"een a character and an outside force, such as another character, nature, society, or fate. • An internal conflict taes place "ithin the mind of a character "ho is torn bet"een opposing feelings or bet"een different courses of action.

$roblem and Conflict in “Cinderella” • $roblem% Cinderella "ants to go to the ball, but her stepsisters prevent her from going. • Conflict% The conflict is e*ternal+Cinderella versus the stepsisters and their mother.

Types of Conflict • Conflict is generally categorized in the following ways: – an versus an: this is an external struggle between two characters – an versus Society: this is an external struggle between a character and a social force or condition produced by society, such as poverty, political revolution, or a set of values – an versus #ature: this is an external struggle between a character and some natural obstacle or natural condition – an versus Self : this is an internal struggle within a character, where aspects of his or her personality may struggle for dominance. These aspects may be emotional, intellectual, or moral.

The -ive Stages of $lot • )*position introduces the story’s characters, setting, and conflict. • ising action occurs as complications, t"ists, or intensifications of the conflict occur. • Clima* is the emotional high point of the story. • -alling action is the logical result of the clima*. • esolution presents the final outcome of the story.

The / Stages of plot in Cinderella  fairy Cinderella lives with her stepsisters and their mother. they make her wear rags and do all the hard work.

n invitation to the ball arrives.

godmother appears and provides Cinderella with clothes, a coach, and footman.

Cinderella dances with the prince, but leaves hurriedly at midnight" losing a slipper

Cinderella goes to the ball. !he stepsisters go to the ball.

!he stepsisters try to force their feet into the slipper. #t fits Cinderella.

!he prince says he will marry the woman whom the slipper fits.

Cinderella and the prince marry.

!hey live happily ever after.

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