I am writing an English paper; (actually translating into English from a Persian source), where the topic of "ending" in story writing is discussed. Due to frequent use of the term "story", can I use "the" before story? For example, in the following sentence:
An ending is the last paragraph of a story, play, or a screenplay. In fictional literature, it is a description of the last part of the story describing the behavior, speech, and status of the heroes and the story’s atmosphere.
where, I am not talking about any particular story. As articles are not often used in Persian, it makes me confused in such cases whether to use a definite article or not, given the fact that "story" in the above text refers to a specific category of writing being discussed in the paper and that has been addressed several times in the same paper. That being said, is this "the" usage permissible?