What are the 3 elements of a story?
Protagonist: The main character in a story. Antagonist: The person or thing that opposes the protagonist. Point of View: How the story is told from a certain character's perspective, i.e. first or third person.
Understanding Story Elements
Protagonist: The main character in a story who is typically the hero. Antagonist: The character in a story who is typically the villain, or the person who opposes the protagonist. Point of View: The perspective from which the story is told, or the narrator's outlook.
The terms protagonist and antagonist were first used in 1550 by the Italian scholar Giovanni Torriano. The point of view of a story can actually be more than one – a story can switch between multiple points of view. Conflict is sometimes referred to as the ‘engine’ of a story because it is what drives the plot forward.
Did you know?
What is the difference between a protagonist and an antagonist?
How does point of view affect the way we understand a story?
Think of a book you've read recently. Who was the protagonist and who was the antagonist?
Think of a book you've read recently. What was the setting and what was the conflict?
Question: Create a presentation to explain the differences between protagonist, antagonist, point of view, setting, and conflict in a story. What visuals can you include? Clues: • Think about how these elements work together in a story. • Research and find examples from movies, books, or TV shows. • Make sure to include a catchy title for your presentation. In pairs: Select and solve one of the tasks: A. Create a storyboard of your presentation slides. B. Create a physical model of the elements of a story.
What are the 3 main elements of a story?
Who is the main character in a story?
Who is the character that opposes or goes against the main character?
What is the perspective from which a story is told?
Work together in pairs: What is the best way to remember the difference between protagonist and antagonist?