There are four elements story and four parts to a story's structure.
FOUR ELEMENTS OF A STORY Plot--the action of the story; what actually takes place Character--The people
or actors in the plot; either performing the action or being acted upon **Special character could be the Narrator** Setting--Where
the action takes place; could include the time/era the action occurs Language--How the story is told; the way the
characters speak as well as what they say; the attitude of the narrator FOUR POINTS OF STRUCTURE Exposition--Introduces
the characters, plot, setting; often relates history or "sets up" the action Conflict--Person vs. person
(society); Person vs. nature (God); Person vs. self (culture) Climax--The point of the highest tension in the story;
where the conflict leads the characters and plot Denouement--The resolution; the "fall out" from the climax;
the closing of the story
In order to have a story, you need to have Conflict and Climax. The other parts of the structure may be dispersed throughout
the story, abbreviated or even absent.