PLOT: – The “plot” (which Aristotle termed the mythos) in a dramatic or narrative work is a sequence of events and actions which can be brought by temporality, causality or by both.
Thus a plot consists of three sequences; temporal, causality and both.Temporal sequence refers to a sequence of happenings in a space of time. Humans remember events as they occur in a sequential order in time, such as before or after another event.Causality (also referred to as causation, 1 or cause and effect) is the natural or worldly agency or efficacy that connects one process (the cause) with another process or state (the effect), where the first is partly responsible for the second, and the second is partly dependent on the first. In general, a process has many causes, which are said to be causal factors for it, and all lie in its past.
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An effect can in turn be a cause of, or causal factor for, many other effects, which all lie in its future. Causality is metaphysically prior to notions of time and space.Absence of a plot leaves behind nothing but snapshots and it is very interesting to note that our brain is wired in such a manner that if some random snapshots are presented in front of the viewer then he/she is able to make a story out of it (or at least is capable to make a story out of it)Aristotle said that every story has a beginning, middle and end. Yes, every story.When we glide through the Bible we see the Genesis(beginning) the all other chapters(middle) and then the Doom’s day(end) and these events are arranged in the arrow of time(time binds all events)