Students will quickly learn that when reading a story we often earmark it into three distinct parts. The beginning, middle, and end. Along the way, the story will display a setting, a series of characters, and the plot will unfold throughout the body. What is often difficult for students is to compare two stories that are not directly relatable. These worksheets will help students compare different sections of a story and help it make sense to compare towards other works.
The story is a fictional text, written chiefly for entertainment. The story is not merely the words written to tell a tale. It includes different parts among which the story is divided. These parts help the story to run evenly. Parts of fictional texts contain similar or different character, events or action that can be compared to evaluate the story.
Parts of story
Fictional texts include several parts such as:
Characters and Events
Every fictional text contains different characters and events. Some characters are major and some are minor but all are linked to each other to create a story. There are commonly two types of characters in a story, round and flat characters. A character can be analyzed by comparing it to other characters in the story or by viewing its relation with other characters. The characters in the story create events by performing specific actions. The fictional story consists of several events in which the first event caused the other event to happen.
The plot is the principal part of a fictional text. The fictional story does not exist without a plot. The plot itself consists of five main parts.
Exposition: In this part the writer introduces characters of the story and indirectly provides a way to the audience to compare the characters and decide which character is evil and which one wise.
Rising action: This part contains conflict among characters and shows a character in crisis.
Climax: Climax is also called as the turning point of the story because it comes with a result of previous actions.
Falling action: In this part, the crisis of characters starts declining.
Resolution: It marks the end of the story.
The change in the plot brings change in the characters, their actions, and events. This change throughout the plot helps the audience to compare the story before the change and after the change.
It the main topic or underlying message of the story. The theme is a significant element of the story. A fictional story can contain more than a single theme. The theme of a story can be changed as the story progresses. This change provides a comparison of the story with more than one theme.