Short Stories About the authors Literary terms Story Plot Story Plot Setting – where and when the story occurred Where? When? Protagonist the main character in a story, novel, drama, or other literary work Antagonist • the character who works against the main character. Theme – the big idea, the message or moral of the story Possible themes: Crime doesn’t pay Friendship sometimes means sacrifice Family is important Do not act like someone you are not Be careful what you wish for Sacrifices bring rewards Love conquers all Point of View – the perspective of the one telling the story 1st Person – narrator is the character in the story -- Look for pronouns – I, me, we, us www.barnesandnoble.com Point of View – the perspective of the one telling the story 2nd person – narrator tells story to someone Look for pronoun – you www.barnesandnoble.com Point of View – the perspective of the one telling the story 3rd person – narrator is not a character 3rd person omniscent – narrator relates to the thoughts, feelings, and actions of ALL characters 3rd person limited – narrator tells what ONE person think, feels, and observes Look for pronouns – he, she, it , they, them Conflict - a struggle between opposing forces Internal Conflict: takes place inside the character Roger vs. himself - should he run away? What should Mrs. Jones do with this boy? External Conflict: a character’s struggle against a force outside himself or herself Roger tries to steal Mrs. Jones’ purse. Mrs. Jones grabs Roger. Story Plot About the Author of “The Scholarship Jacket” Marta Salinas She was born in _1949__ in Coalinga___, __CA__. She received her degree from __University_ of California__ in creative writing__. She is an _environmental activist_ as well as a _writer_. She has published several _short stories_ in __journals__ and __anthologies__. Story Plot for “The Scholarship Jacket” 1. Martha, a poor Mexican American girl, living in Texas hopes to earn the “Scholarship jacket” given to the class valedictorian. 2. Martha overhears two of her teachers arguing over who should win the scholarship jacket. 2. Mr. Boone wants to give the jacket to a girl named Joann because her father is very powerful. 2. The principal calls Martha to his office the next day. 2. The school board decided to charge 15 dollars for the jacket this year. 2. Martha cries on her way home. 2. Martha asks her grandfather for the money for the jacket. 2. grandfather refuses to pay on principle. 2. Martha tells the principal why her grandfather won’t pay. 2. Martha tells him to give it to Joann 3. Martha is awarded the scholarship jacket. 4. Martha sees Mr. Schmidt and he congratulates her. 4. Martha rushes home to tell her grandfather. 5.Martha discovers her grandfather was right all along.