What is the difference between subplot and main plot?

1 Answer
Apr 2, 2017

The difference is that the subplot deals with issues in a storyline that aren't essential to the plot, whereas the plot deals with major events in the storyline that contribute to the arc of it.


Issues that are a part of the plot arc include the exposition, or how the author introduces characters and conflicts; the climax, where, as the name implies, the issues of the storyline and perhaps the characters as well reach a climactic point; and the resolution (also known as the denouement), where the conflicts and major dilemmas are resolved or tied together as the storyline reaches its end.