STORY is the set of all events in narrative. , both explicit and inferred. World of story is “DIEGESIS”. (example of non-digetic audio/credits). Mind creats story based on info inferred in plot. Story is sum total of all events in plot.
PLOT is used to describe everything seen/heard. Events witnessed. TIME and SPACE are subordinate to CAUSE and EFFECT chain.
3) Cause and Effect.
Characters (antagonists/protagonists) are causal agents creating cause-effect chain.
Character traits are reasons/motivations for creating chain.