The plot of the novel is the sequence of events that occur within a story, beginning with the exposition and ending with the resolution. The elements of the plot include:
Exposition: background information establishing setting and characterization (antagonist and protagonist). It includes the major events that cause the plot to move into the rising action; the initial conflict to which the characters react to an effort to solve the problem and any important background information.
Background information: Rising Action: the less critical conflicts encountered by the characters in their effort to resolve the major conflict of the story. The types of conflicts are revealed (man v. man, man v. society, man v. nature)