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What are the types of plots?

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  • There is tragedy. In a tragedy, your main character should change from good to bad, happy to sad.
  • It’s a comedy.
  • It’s a hero’s journey.
  • Rags to money.
  • There is a new beginning.
  • Overcoming a monster.
  • There is a voyage and return.

What are the 4 types of plot?

  • It was an exposition. The beginning of the story is exposition, which prepares the way for upcoming events.
  • The rising action is happening. The main problem or conflict can be revealed at that point.
  • There was a moment of triumph.
  • Falling action is what happened.
  • The resolution was made.

There are five elements that help create a strong plot, whether the story is about a quest, comedy, journey, or tragedy. The most difficult challenge or the bleakest moment are often the turning points of the story. The climax is the most exciting part of the story and leads to a turning point in the characters lives.

The outcome of the event and the fate of the characters are revealed in resolution. Unless there is a sequel planned, this part is where the conflicts are resolved and the loose ends are tied up.

You can learn more about developing plots and creating compelling storylines through our course on screenplay writing.

What are the 3 basic types of plots?

In The Basic Patterns of Plot, William Foster Harris suggests that the three plot types are happy ending, unhappy ending and tragedy. There is a difference between the second and third types.

What are the 5 main plots?

  • An introduction.
  • The rising action is happening.
  • A turning point.
  • Falling action
  • There is a resolution and adenouement.

Plot shows a specific cause-and-effect relationship between major events in the narrative. Authors tend to develop their plots in ways that are most likely to grab the reader’s attention and keep them interested in the story. In order to establish the course of events for the rest of the narrative, the primary conflict around which the plot revolves is introduced here.

This could be the beginning of a murder mystery or the first meeting between two main characters in Pride and Prejudice. In this part of the plot, the primary conflict is introduced and is built upon to create tension within the story and the reader, who should ideally be feeling more and more drawn to the text. The point at which the overarching conflict is finally addressed is the critical moment that all the rising action has been building up to. We get a sense of what this means for the main characters and the world they live in once we see the results of the climax.

Tom goes to jail and is shot and killed, Scout and Jem are attacked by Bob Ewell, who blames their father for making a fool out of him during the trial, in To Kill a Mockingbird. All loose ends have been neatly tied up, unless the author is setting up the story for a sequel.

The reader feels that there is nothing more they can learn from the narrative and there is a sense of finality here. The family feud between the Capulets and the Montagues is finally put to an end in the end of the novel, after the deaths of the characters.

The diagram begins with a flat horizontal line that shows a lack of tension as well as what is normal for the characters in the story. The peak or turning point of the story is when everything changes and the rising action is an indicator of this. The falling action shows a decline in tension and the end of the plot. Hamlet is sent to England but escapes execution and returns to his home in Danes.

The entire royal family died after Hamlet killed Laertes. Hamlet told Horatio to make Fortinbras the king of Denmark and to share his story as he lay dying. A wealthy landlord and a wealthy landlord’s son meet with a wealthy landlord and a wealthy landlord’s son at Wuthering Heights.

After arriving at the Grange, Lockwood asked the housekeeper to tell him the story of Heathcliff and the Heights. Catherine and Edgar get married after Catherine ran away for three years because she was hurt. Catherine becomes sick, gives birth to a daughter, and then dies.

After six months, Lockwood goes back to see Nelly and learns that he has died, because he is tired of seeking revenge. The Grange and the Heights will be passed on toCathy and Hareton.

Carrie is an ostracized teenage girl who lives with her religious mother. Carrie becomes frantic when she doesn’t know what menstruation is and other students make fun of her and give her sanitary products. Sue asked her boyfriend, Tommy, to take Carrie to the prom because she felt remorseful.

Carrie uses her telekinesis to start fires and kill everyone she sees. There are no others like Carrie, but we are shown a letter from a mother discussing her young daughter’s telekinetic abilities.

A high school junior moves to live with her father in a remote town in Washington State. One day, Edward used his bare hands to stop a car from crushing Bella, making her realize that something is different about him.

Edward and his family work hard to protect their daughter, but James is able to lure her to him by pretending to have kidnapped her mother. The events must be organized in a way that entices the reader, builds tension, and provides a resolution. What kinds of tone words you can use, how imagery works, what the big difference between a simile and a metaphor is, and how to write an epilogue are all things you will want to know.

What are the nine plots?

  • Overcoming the monster. The hero of the Overcoming the Monster stories must destroy a monster that is threatening the community.
  • Rags to wealth.
  • A quest.
  • Return and voyage.
  • Comedy.
  • There is a tragedy.
  • There is a rebirth.
  • There is a mystery.

The hero in the Rags to Riches plot seems commonplace, poor, and miserable, but has the potential for greatness.

The dark version of the story is when the hero fails to win in the end because he sought wealth and status for himself. It’s an outcome of success, but a judgment of failure since the hero fails to resolve his conflict. A hero goes on a journey to get a great prize that is far away.

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The Wizard of Oz, Coraline, Robinson Crusoe and Lord of the Flies are some examples. The main character has resolved his inner conflict and the story goal has been achieved.

In the story, the relationships between people are under the shadow of confusion, uncertainty, and frustration. The truth comes out, the perception is changed, and the relationships are healed in love and understanding. A hero is trapped in a living death by a dark power or villain until she is freed by another character’s loving act in a reborn story. The last two basic plots are less about the main character embracing his feminine side and that is what Booker sees as inferior.

He defines mystery as a story in which an outsider tries to discover the truth of a terrible event or drama. In some Mystery stories the detective has a personal stake in the plot which can lead to conflict. Mysteries don’t usually leave one with the sense that the world has been healed, even though innocent victims are still dead.

Rebellion Against ‘The One’ is the last of Booker’s basic plots and deals with a hero who rebels against the powerful entity that controls the world until he is forced to surrender. The hero is a solitary figure who initially feels that the One is at fault, and that he must preserve his independence or refuse to submit. In some versions, the One is portrayed as benevolent, as in the story of Job, while in others, the reader is left with the impression that the One is evil, as in 1984 or Brazil.

A common variation is to have the hero refuse to submit and win against the power of the One. In The Hunger Games series, the downfall of the original tyrant and his potential successor is a result of the continued rebellion of Katniss.

Are there only 7 plots?

There are only seven basic plots in the world, and they are recycled in novels, plays, and operas. The Overcoming the Monster plot is behind horror movies and thrillers, as well as many war stories, Hollywood westerns and science fiction tales.

Deborah W. Nason Writer. Twitter ninja. Wannabe organizer. Avid troublemaker. Bacon geek. Tv evangelist.

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