Elements of a Short Story (Characters (Static (Does not change during the…
Elements of a Short Story
The time or place in which a story occurs
Includes hour of the day, the season, and the historical era, including the practices and beliefs common to the period.
Includes the general location, such as a specific country, city, or village. It also includes specific locations, such as grocery store, a farm, or a school.
Does not change during the story
Changes as a result of the experiences they undergo in the story
Flat or Stock
Has just one or two traits
Round or Complex
Has many traits including both faults and virtues
Author says exact character trait
A tool an author uses to reveal character traits.
The narrator reveals a character's personality by describing a character's appearance, feelings, behavior, ans thoughts, as well as his or her interactions with other characters.
The main character
Opposes the main character creating conflict
Takes place between a character and an outside force such as another character society or nature.
A struggle a character experiences between his or her own feeling desires or beliefs.