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Form 5 - Step by Wicked Step

Form 5 - Step by Wicked Step

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FORM 5
Novels
Step by wicked step
Table of Contents
SynopsisElementsActivitiesAssessmentAnswer KeyGlossaryPanel of writers
Curriculum Development Division.
 
Ministry of Education Malaysia
 
. 2010
 
DRAFT
 
 1
Introduction
STEP BY WICKED STEP NOVEL
What is a novel?
Only in a novel are all things given full play
 –
D. H. Lawrence

 
A novel is a long narrative in literary prose. Novels tell stories, which are typicallydefined as a series of events described in a sequence. The novel has been a part of humanculture for over a thousand years, although its origins are somewhat debated. Regardless ofhow it began, the novel has risen to prominence and remained one of the most popular andtreasured examples of human culture and writing.
 
There have been stories and tales for thousands of years, but novels must combine afew unique characteristics in order to be defined as such. First, a novel is written down,rather than told through an oral account. Secondly, novels are meant to be fictional in form,differentiating them from myths, which are said to have their basis in reality or theology.Although some modern scholars argue differently, there is no truly established guideline forlength, point-of-view, or even establishment of a moral or philosophical point in novels.
 
Sources : http://www.wisegeek.com Date accessed : 5
th
July 2010: http://www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Novel Date accessed : 5
th
July 2010
 
 2
The elements of a novel include the following:
i. Plot -
the structure of a novel. It shows the arrangement of events and actions within
a story (please refer to notes on Freytag‟s Pyramid below for details).
 
ii. Setting -
the time, place, physical details, and circumstances in which a situationoccurs. Setting enables the reader to better envision how a story unfolds by relatingnecessary physical details of a piece of literature.
 iii. Theme -
is the main idea, or message, of an essay, paragraph, or a book. Themessage may be about life, society, or human nature. Themes often exploretimeless and universal ideas and may be implied rather than stated explicitly. Alongwith plot, character, setting, and style, theme is considered one of the fundamentalcomponents of fiction. It is the universal statement or feel when you read a piece ofwriting.
iv. Character and characterisation -
a character is a person in a narrative who mayrepresent a particular class of group of people. Characters in a novel a the vehicleby which author conveys to us his / her view of the world. Characters maybe classifyeither main character or minor character. The characterisation of a character isrevealed by actions, speech, thoughts, physical appearance, and the other
characters‟ thoughts or words
.
v. Language - used by author to reveal the theme and purpose of the novel.
 

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