I'm looking for a more suitable word than event for something which occurs in (in my particular case) a book. If one was to summarise the events (ugh) of a book - just so there's no doubt about what I'm trying (badly) to describe- it might look something like this:
["protaginist's father dies", "protagonist goes into hiding", "protagonist meets Zen Master", "protagonist battles antagonist", "protagonist holds party"]
Now, is there a better word than event for these kinds of plot occurrences? I cannot for the life of me think of one.
Any help would be greatly appreciated! :-)
Edit: I have looked up both event and plot in the thesaurus (.com), but none of the words I've found really suited my needs, other than perhaps incident. The only reason I want a different word than event is that it feels very general, and I was hoping there was a more applicable word in the context of books.