Plot (Easy Novel Guide)

Plot

The plot is the main events that make up the story. In novels the plot is usually centered on important moments and experiences. When analyzing a text you will often be asked to give a plot summary. Try to make it short and just focus on the events that are important to the story. Check Sparknotes - Harry Potter to sum up the main events in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. Always remember to use your own words.

  • The plot is the main events (happenings) in the story.
  • A plot summary is a short presentation of the main events in the story.