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the course or arrangement of events in a narrative
Plot
the setup of the story
Basic Situation
struggle which takes place in the protagonist's mind and through which the character reaches a new understanding or dynamic change
Internal Conflict
a struggle between the protagonist and another character against nature or some outside force
External Conflict
The decisive moment in a drama; the turning point of the play to which the rising action leads
Climax
The part of a story or drama which occurs after the climax and which establishes a new norm, a new state of affairs-the way things are going to be from then on
Resolution
determining Time and Place in fiction
Setting
The atmosphere or feeling created by a literary work, partly by a description of the objects or by the style of the descriptions
Mood
the appearance of truth; the quality of seeming to be true; something that has the appearance of being true or real
Verisimilitude
magical elements appear in an otherwise realistic setting
Magic Realism
a figure of speech in which what is said is the opposite of what is meant
Verbal Irony
When one event is expected to occur but the opposite happens
Situational Irony
inherent in speeches or a situation of a drama and is understood by the audience but not grasped by the characters in the play
Dramatic Irony
a literary tone used to ridicule or make fun of human vice or weakness, often with the intent of correcting, or changing, the subject of the attack
Satire
a sharply ironical taunt; sneering or cutting remark
Sarcasm
stimulus; drive; incentive
Motivation
the leading character, hero, or heroine of a drama or other literary work.
Protagonist
a person who is opposed to, struggles against, or competes with another; opponent; adversary
Antagonist
a specified or stated manner of consideration or appraisal
Point of View
a description of an item appealing to the one of the five senses
Sensory Details
doubtfulness or uncertainty of meaning or intention
Ambiguity
a state or condition of mental uncertainty or excitement, as in awaiting a decision or outcome, usually accompanied by a degree of apprehension or anxiety
Suspense
first gave chorus members individual lined and thus developed the concept of actor and drama
Thespis
a dramatic composition, often in verse, dealing with a serious or somber theme, typically that of a great person destined through a flaw of character or conflict with some overpowering force, as fate or society, to downfall or destruction
Tragedy
a symbol of comedy and tragedy
Masks
an old story rooted in a particular society; used to explain the unexplainable
Myth
a character who serves as a contrast to another character
Foil
wrote Antigone; perhaps the greatest of the Greek dramatists
Sophocles
political and social disorder due to the absence of governmental control
Anarchy
a play, movie, etc., of light and humorous character with a happy or cheerful ending
Comedy
a strangely pleasurable sense of emotional release whe experience after watching a great tragedy
Catharsis
a flawed character challenging the gods and his own fate
Tragic Hero
when a tragic hero falls from tremendous good fortune
Reversal of Fortune
the character defect that causes the downfall of the protagonist of a tragedy
Tragic Flaw
What are the 5 qualities a tragic hero must possess?
1. Be high ranking in society
2. have a reversal of fortune
3. Have a tragic flaw
4. Recognize his errors and accept the consequences
5. Suffer more than what the audience feels is fair
doesn't want Oberon to make a knight of the Indian boy
Titania
Oberon’s jester, a mischievous fairy who delights in playing pranks on mortals
Puck
The king of the fairies who is initially at odds with his wife, because she refuses to relinquish control of a young Indian prince whom he wants for a knight
Oberon
A young man of Athens, initially in love with Hermia and ultimately in love with Helena
Demetrius
A young woman of Athens, in love with Demetrius
Helena
A young man of Athens, in love with Hermia; Hermia loves him too
Lysander
Egeus’s daughter, a young woman of Athens who is in love with Lysander
Hermia
The heroic duke of Athens, engaged to Hippolyta
Theseus
The overconfident weaver chosen to play Pyramus in the craftsmen’s play for Theseus’s marriage celebration
Bottom
The narrator and protagonist of TKAM; She is intelligent and, by the standards of her time and place, a tomboy
Scout Finch
Scout’s brother and constant playmate at the beginning of the story
Jem Finch
Scout and Jem’s father, a lawyer in Maycomb descended from an old local family. A widower with a dry sense of humor, he has instilled in his children his strong sense of morality and justice
Atticus Finch
Jem and Scout’s summer neighbor and friend. He is a diminutive, confident boy with an active imagination. He becomes fascinated with Boo Radley and represents the perspective of childhood innocence throughout the novel
Dill Harris
Atticus’s sister, a strong-willed woman with a fierce devotion to her family
Aunt Alexandra
The black field hand accused of rape
Tom Robinson
Bob Ewell’s abused, lonely, unhappy daughter
Mayella Ewell
A drunken, mostly unemployed member of Maycomb’s poorest family; accuses Tom Robinson of raping his daughter
Bob Ewell
A recluse who never sets foot outside his house, he dominates the imaginations of Jem, Scout, and Dill; kills Bob Ewell
Boo Radley
The Finches’ black cook
Calpurnia
The Finches’ neighbor, a sharp-tongued widow, and an old friend of the family
Miss Maudie
An elderly, ill-tempered, racist woman who lives near the Finches
Mrs. Dubose
The sheriff of Maycomb and a major witness at Tom Robinson’s trial
Heck Tate
A poor farmer and part of the mob that seeks to lynch Tom Robinson at the jail
Mr. Cunningham
The Judge in Maycomb County; He is the judge in the Tom Robinson trial
John Taylor
relying on someone or something else for aid, support, etc.
dependent
regardless of; although
despite
abounding in vitality; extremely joyful and vigorous
exuberant
having or showing great warmth or intensity of spirit, feeling, enthusiasm, etc.;
fervent
to tell of beforehand; predict; prophesy
foretell
characterized by cleverness or originality of invention or construction
ingenious
the right to vote, esp. in a political election
suffrage
not praised or acclaimed
unsung
to make milder or less severe; relieve; ease
assuage
to shake or wave, as a weapon; flourish
brandish
extraordinarily fine; superb
magnificent
something that threatens to cause evil, harm, injury
menace
mistaken notion
misconception
penetrating or entering deeply into subjects of thought or knowledge; having deep insight or understanding
profound
embarrassed or bashful, as by having done something wrong or foolish
sheepishly
brilliant or gorgeous appearance, coloring; magnificent
splendor
fixed, settled, or permanent
staid
to speak or write in favor of; support or urge by argument
advocate
to enclose within bounds; limit or confine
circumscribe
forming a whole; combined
collective
majority of opinion
consensus
to lessen the value or price of.
depreciate
to make possible or easy
enable
to form a circle about; encircle; surround; engulf
encompass
the use of words to convey a meaning that is the opposite of its literal meaning
irony
To cause to continue indefinitely
perpetuate
a simplified and standardized conception or image invested with special meaning and held in common by members of a group
stereotype
a distinguishing feature or quality
characteristic
to surpass others or be superior in some respect or area; do extremely well
excel
any extremely severe or trying test, experience, or trial
ordeal
long and tiresome
tedious
to welcome or salute with shouts or sounds of joy and approval; applaud
acclaim
praiseworthy; inspiring approval, reverence, or affection
admirably
complexity or obscurity, as of a subject
depth
extreme delicacy or subtlety in action, performance, skill, discrimination, taste, etc.
finesse
1. condition
2. a supply or stock of something provided
provision
a keen sense of what to say or do to avoid giving offense
tact
the power of moving quickly and easily; nimbleness
agility
the fact of exceeding something else in amount or degree
excess
legally responsible
liable
the identification of something as having been previously seen, heard, known, etc
recognition