- Plot-Signficant: A plot-significant object has a substantial impact on the story’s plot.
- Character-Significant: A character-significant object has some sort of significance to a particular character but does not have a significant impact on the story’s plot.
The properties of a significant object are:
- Physical Characteristics: The physical characteristics of the significant object describe its size, weight, appearance, and other physical aspects.
- Value: The significant object has valueto the characters in the story. This value may be:
- Intrinsic – it is worth money (e.g. a treasure, money, etc.)
- Source of power – it gives the person who possesses it magical, political, or some other form of power
- Symbolic – it has spiritual, emotional, sentimental, or similar symbolic value
- Integral to the Plot: The significant object is integral to the plot; without it the story would change significantly.
|Concept map of elements of significant objects|