A story has five basic but important elements. These five components are: the characters, the setting, the plot, the conflict, and the resolution. These essential elements keep the story running smoothly and allow the action to develop in a logical way that the reader can follow.
They are true
masters at combining the five key elements that go into every great
short story. If the readers understand and note the different details on each of the elements of the story then it wont be difficult for them to understand the central idea or belief of the short story or even the over-all theme of the story.