The Red Kayak Pages 23-42 Plot • The plot is the pattern of events in a story The parts of the plot: – Exposition- background details are given – Conflict- the main problem in a story – Rising Action- actions that build the conflict or problem – Climax- the turning point of the story or the part of the story where the character meets the conflict – Resolution- how the conflict is resolved Plot Diagram Climax Rising actions Conflict Exposition Resolution Point of View • Point of view is the perspective that a story is told from – First Person: the narrator is a main character in the story – Third Person: the narrator is not a character in the story We gain more information when a story is told in first person because we learn what a character is doing, thinking, and feeling. Characterization • Characterization is how an author makes a character seem realistic. • By looking at a character’s actions, words, thoughts, and feelings, character traits are revealed. What are some character traits of Brady? How are these traits revealed?