Plots include

  • an exposition, in which the characters and setting are introduced
  • rising action, where we learn more about the conflict facing the main character (the protagonist), and the tension builds
    • (the conflict can be self vs. self, self vs. society, self vs. another person, or self vs. nature)
  • the climax, or the turning point of the story
  • falling action, where loose ends are tied up
  • resolution or denoument–“and they all lived happily ever after.”
Plot Diagram for Cinderella