Questions tagged [plot-element]

Questions asking for an explanation of an element of the plot of a work of fiction.

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Why did Scott choose to include so many epigraphs in Ivanhoe that give away the plot?

I'm reading Ivanhoe right now and very much enjoying it. Each chapter in Ivanhoe has an epigraph, often very closely related to the plot of the chapter, meaning that it is often very easy to surmise ...
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In Fight Club, why does Tyler get fired from projectionist union?

I had a hard time understanding the logic behind Tyler getting fired. Here is the context: For three years Tyler had been doing film buildup and breakdown for a chain of movie houses. A movie ...
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Was the Charles Calthrop plot-element in The Day of the Jackal an example of pure coincidence or good detection?

Frederick Forsyth's 1971 novel "The Day of the Jackal" remains an immortal political thriller that defined the 'assassination novel' in popular consciousness. What has always intrigued me is the small ...