Linear stories are generally told in the three-act structure as it portrays a more clear and concise story that is more digestible for an audience. The three-act structure can be broken down into different categories. Act one is for establishing the story, act two is where the development of the story happens and act three concludes the story and wraps up any subplots that were evident within the narrative (Dancyger & Rush, 1991). It is said that Syd Field first came up with the theory of the three-act structure.
An exciting plot contains an interesting setting, rising and falling actions and sometimes even a conflict. Proper character development includes strong personality descriptors and also allows the audience to empathize with the character's various thoughts and situations. Although interest can vary from person to person within an audience due to personal experience and personality; a good story can touch all age groups and appeal to human nature. In essence, function makes a masterpiece. One example of a masterpiece of work that includes both universal characteristics and great function is The Giver, by Lois Lowry.
According to critic Walter Bezanson, the chapter structure can be divided into "chapter sequences," "chapter clusters," and "balancing chapters". The simplest sequences are of narrative progression, then sequences of theme such as the three chapters on whale painting, and sequences of structural similarity, such as the five dramatic chapters beginning with "The Quarter-Deck" or the four chapters beginning with "The Candles". Chapter clusters are the chapters on the significance of the colour white, and those on the meaning of fire. Balancing chapters are chapters of opposites, such as "Loomings" versus the "Epilogue," or similars, such as "The Quarter-Deck" and "The Candles".  Scholar Lawrence Buell describes the arrangement of the non-narrative chapters as structured around three patterns: first, the nine meetings of the Pequod with ships that have encountered Moby Dick.
Narrative is generally accepted as possessing two components: the story presented and the process of its telling. A story can be presented in two basic ways, as a linear narrative and as a non-linear narrative. Linear narratives follow a straight line and non-linear narratives usually start at in the middle or in the height of conflict. Casablanca and Memento are two films which contrast in narrative approaches. Structure in narrative film can be thought of as the arrangement of scenes and sequences, however deconstructing sequences and re-ordering them can create a whole new theme and mood in a films sequence.
It includes exposition, rising action, climax, falling action action and resolution/denouncement. Narrative structure isn't complicated to comprehend and identify. Narrative structure is the content of the story and the form used to tell the story. In Fanrenheit 451 the exposition and rising climax are the first things you can identify. In the beginning we get a sense of the characters, who they are, and what they are all about.
To begin with, the four parts connect to make one story. The pictures, when looked at carefully, intertwine in storytelling, even though the color scheme may trick the eyes. For example, the robber escaping from the beginning of the book is seen in a field of cows in “Udder Chaos”, then on the train being held up by cows in
EL121: The Short Story and Essay Writing TMA: 2015 - 2016 Comparing and Contrasting the Ends in: "The Tell Tale Heart" and "The Scarlet Ibis" As indicated by Hamdi and DeAngelis (2008), there are five elements in the short story: setting, plot, characters, theme and point of view. It can be presumed that the ending of a short story is closely related to at least three of these elements; plot, characters and theme. This is because the ending of the short story is the closing point in the development of the plot; the part that marks the destination or the last development of characters; and also the point where the presentation of the story 's theme is crystallized and fulfilled by the author. This means that the ending of a short story is the
Although many portions of the storyline and character development are both similar and dissimilar between the film and the graphic novel, the complexity of the film does the graphic novel justice regarding staying true to the story. The story begins by painting a vivid picture of an alternate reality than that of actual events that occurred. The storyline is depicted in 1985. Russia is colluding with Cuba against the United States. The doomsday clock is set to four minutes to
Explaining plot development, characterization, and manipulation of time will show how the authors manipulated those elements and developed the surprise. Plot development describes events that make up what the main point of the story