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Creating Our Own Myths

Creating Our Own Myths

Author: Nikita Oster

Write effective imaginative texts to explore ideas and information to experiment with language and style.



In this tutorial you will learn the basics of writing a myth and begin to prepare to write your own myth!

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Who Is In A Myth?

Hero - a person who is admired for courage or noble qualities

Trickster - a person who cheats or deceives people

Round Character - a character who experiences conflict and is changed by it 

Stock Character - a stereotyped character 

Flat Character - a character that does not change throughout the story

Static Character - a character that does change throughout the story



Please think and record one example of each type of character. Your examples could come from TV, books, movies, comic books, etc.

Types of Conflict In A Myth

We covered types of conflict in our short story unit. But let's refresh! Quickly see if you can list the different types of conflict that can be found in a short story (or myth!) I'll wait.


Okay! Check with this list and see if you got them right!

There are four kinds of conflict:

1) Man vs. Man - The leading character struggles with his physical strength against other men, forces of nature, or animals.

2) Man vs. Circumstances - The leading character struggles against fate, or the circumstances of life facing him/her.

3) Man vs. Society/Environment - The leading character struggles against ideas, practices, or customs of other people.

4) Man vs. Self - The leading character struggles with himself/herself; with his/her own soul, ideas of right or wrong, physical limitations, choices, etc.

Each of these kinds of conflict can be labelled as either internal or external. Which of the four choices above are internal? Which are external? Write down your answers and we will go over them in class :)

Watch the video clip below. What kind of conflict is Meg experiencing here? Why? Is it internal or external?

Source: YouTube


(Insert Picture of Plot Diagram Here)

Source: Internet