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    I started Sixth Form this Thursday, and I'm already sort-of confused/stuck. I'm finding it difficult to grasp the difference between "story" and "plot" when reading a text/novel.
    We used different versions of the Three Little Pigs story to pick out different narrators and things out of them, but the one thing I couldn't understand was story and plot, and whether they were the same or different in the text?
    I have no idea if any of this is making sense, but if someone could please explain with some examples, that would be really great. Thanks!
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    I think the plot is a longer, detailed grasp of exactly what happens in the text/novel. The story is a summary of, at least, the important events and objects that progress the text/novel.

    E.M. Forster had a great example for this:
    The king died and then the queen died. The king died and then the queen died of grief.
    The first sentence is the story, and the second sentence is the plot. You can tell as the plot describes how the queen dies, whereas the story states just that she dies.

    Hope that helped
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    (Original post by HolyHumboldt)
    I think the plot is a longer, detailed grasp of exactly what happens in the text/novel. The story is a summary of, at least, the important events and objects that progress the text/novel.

    E.M. Forster had a great example for this:
    The king died and then the queen died. The king died and then the queen died of grief.
    The first sentence is the story, and the second sentence is the plot. You can tell as the plot describes how the queen dies, whereas the story states just that she dies.

    Hope that helped
    This helped out a lot. Thankyou so much! :^)
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    (Original post by satsuuki)
    This helped out a lot. Thankyou so much! :^)
    No problem.
 
 
 
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