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The Three Little Pigs plot diagram

An example for The Taming of the Shrew multimedia project

Jenna Zabalza

on 19 November 2012

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Transcript of The Three Little Pigs plot diagram

Theme: An idea presented through out the work, which the author wishes to present to the reader.
The theme of this child's story is that hard work really does pay off. The first two little pigs try and take the easy way out, which could have cost them their lives. The last of the pigs works hard to build a sturdy home and is able to save his life and the lives of his brothers.

Type of Conflict: The description of the content of the work, the way characters interact with each other, themselves, or their environments.
The type of conflict that is presented in The Three Little Pigs is that of pigs vs. wolf because it is literally the pigs against the wolf.

Setting: The time, place, physical details, and circumstances in which a situation occurs.
In The Three Little Pigs, the setting is one sunny morning in the "big wide world," according to the pigs mother. More specifically, the setting changes to "a lovely woodland clearing," where the three pigs build their three homes.

Point of View: The perspective from which the story is told.
In The Three Little Pigs, the point of view would be third person. Exposition: Background information to the audience about the plot, characters' histories, setting, and theme.
In The Three Little Pigs, the exposition would be that the three little pigs' mother wanted the pigs to go out and make their own lives for themselves. She packs them lunches and sends them on their way. Conflict: The tension or interest created in the story.
In The Three Little Pigs, the conflict is that the big bad wolf wants to get inside the pig's homes to eat them. The wolf tells the pigs to open up and let him in or he will blow their house down. Rising Action: A related series of incidents in a literary plot that build toward the point of greatest interest.
In The Three Little Pigs, the rising action would consist of the pigs building their homes of the various materials of straw, wood, and brick. The first two pigs take the easy way out, so that they may play, but the third little pig works hard on his house. The wolf starts trying to blow down the homes, in order to get to the pigs. Each pig runs to his brother's house after the houses get blown down, but then the strong brick house of the third pig can not be blown down by the wolf. Climax: turning point, which marks a change, for the better or the worse, in the protagonist’s affairs.
In The Three Little Pigs, the climax would be when the wolf becomes frustrated and tries to go down the brick house's chimney. Falling Action: The point in the story, when the conflict between the protagonist and the antagonist unravels.
The falling action in the tale of the three little pigs would be when the wolf lands on the pig's cauldron of soup and gets burned. THE THREE LITTLE PIGS Resolution/Dénouement: The conclusion of the story.
The final conclusion to The Three Little Pigs would be when the wolf runs off into the forest and leaves the three little pigs alone.
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