What Does Setting, Conflict, Plot, And Theme Mean In A Story?

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The setting in a story means the scenario where the story is introduced. It can add meaning to any story and if interpreted it can add a deeper meaning to any plot. Pathetic fallacy is a technique with which the setting or the weather etc shows the emotions or foretell future luck of the main characters.

Conflict of a story is the struggle between the main characters that is eventually leading to a climax, a disharmony between the main forces in a story. Conflict can result from difference of opinions or an insult. Conflict can be violent or just as simple as having a small quarrel. A conflict of interest is a common phrase used in filmmaking.

Plot is the basic layout of a story. In fiction a plot or a story line is all the events in the story towards the achievement of some particular artistic or emotional effect. In other words it is what mostly happened in the story such as the mood, characters, setting, and conflicts, occurring in a story. A solution in the plot of a story means a conclusion to the complication or a happy ending.

The theme is sometimes confused with the plot. Both are essential elements, but a theme refers to the idea or concept behind the story rather than the actions that occur. Most stories have more than one theme involved, such as love, greed and jealousy. Themes can often be expressed as a conflict between two concepts or ideas - for example, good vs. Evil.
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A setting is when and where the story takes place
the conflict is the problem of the story
the plot is the main events that happens in the story
theme It's what the author wants to give or make his or her point.
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Setting: Where and when a story takes place.
Conflict: The basic situation a character is faced with. (Other characters besides the main characters can also face problems, which are called complications)
Plot: Events that lead up to the climax of the story.
Theme: What the story is about, usually using morals (Facts about life) to portray this.

I hope this has helped you.
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Theme means the general subject or idea behind your story, essay or whatever you are writing. Conflict means fighting/strife/disagreement between people or groups of people - or it can be internal eg when one person is 'torn in two.' No story is without conflict.
Plot means the story - what actually happens. If someone asks 'What happens in the film?' for example, and you tell them, you are telling them the plot.
Setting means place - where the story/event takes place. Eg if your story takes place in a wood, the setting is a wood. It can also include time, eg a point in history.
Good luck - hope this helps
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A setting is a thing or place that you describe ..
Like for example:
"The beach"
ok ... The beach, it's sunny,calm,relaxing
funny ... Beautiful there and there's
so much seafood and shells to make
like castles and moats ... Etc ..
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Plot means what the story is about like in twilight it's about a girl and a vampire.....
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Conflict when used in the context of creative writing is often referred to as the engine that drives the story along. Works of fiction are dull if nobody ever disagrees or has doubts fears or worries or isn't faced with tricky choices. Conflict can be external and between characters. Rows and disagreements are obvious examples. Conflict can be internal. For example a character who is considering cheating on his wife might not act immediately because he is constrained by his own moral values. Conflict keeps readers engaged. For example in the classic romance boy meets girl needs some conflict to keep the story engaging. Conflict can lad to obstacles which also engage the reader. For example, a parnet grounding a teenage daughter following a conflict over lateness might raise the possibility of the teen defying herparents. The will she/won't she obey question can create suspense in the minds of the reader and offer the possibility of d=several dramatic outcomes. In this way conflict adds enormously to our enjoyment of fiction.
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An allusion is an expression designed to call something to mind without mentioning it explicitly; an indirect or passing reference.

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Setting is the actual place and time in which the story was set, there can be the physical setting as well as the emotional setting. Conflict is the rising action that leads to the climax of the story and theme is the underlying concept that cover the entire story.
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Setting Means where does the story take place for example House
conflict Means the main problem of this story or an error that occurs
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A theme means what the story is about.the plot means the stories problem  and how it is solved.
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A conflict is the problem. A Resolution is a solution. And a theme is the lesson learned
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A climax (when used in the context of a book report) is the outcome of the story, in other words, how the main conflict is resolved at the end of the story.

The typical 3 act structure of a story is described here;
en.wikipedia.org

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its been a while, but basically the setting is where is takes place the conflict is what is the problem, (every story has some problem or question) the plot is the nitty gritty details of the conflict also the story
(possible a solution ) and the theme is like the moral or what the author is tryin to say.
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It is conflicts that keep the reader going like
internal- external
foreshadowing
irony
symbolism
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The setting in a story means the scenario where the story is introduced,the plot is the actual story and the theme is the main idea.Conflict is the friction between characters or between ideas of the story.
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Plot means ont thing happens and leads that to the main event,

ex: Two guys like one girl , end up fighting

thats what plot means
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That means like if you have the main conflict you will have like the main plot of the story. Mwa hahahahahaha!!!
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Setting means where the story was taken place. Conflict is the problem in the story. Plot means there main idea of the story. I think main theme is like the plot. :)
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Setting is where the story takes place, it can add meaning to any story and if interpreted it can add a deeper meaning to any plot. Pathetic fallacy is a technique when the setting or the weather etc show the emotions or foretell future luck. Gina Is Awesome.
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Setting is what the sorry is bout
thanked the writer.
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The setting is where the story/play is set e.g park,school ground.
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Setting is where the story is set e.g park,school ground

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