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Plot Map

The way a story comes together
by

Molly Duncan

on 28 July 2010

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Transcript of Plot Map

Rising Action climax Falling action resolution Exposes us to the story
Establishes the conflict
Describes Setting, characters The lottery was conducted--as were the square dances, the teen club, the Halloween program--by Mr. Summers. who had time and energy to devote to civic activities. Exposition Builds tension
Leads to climax For a minute, no one moved, and then all the slips of paper were opened. Suddenly, all the women began to speak at once, saving. "Who is it?," "Who's got it?," "Is it the Dunbars?," "Is it the Watsons?"
Emotional high point of story
Turning point
Bill Hutchinson went over to his wife and forced the slip of paper out of her hand. It had a black spot on it, the black spot Mr. Summers had made the night before with the heavy pencil in the coal company office. Bill Hutchinson held it up, and there was a stir in the crowd. Outcome of the climax
Happens quickly Although the villagers had forgotten the ritual and lost the original black box, they still remembered to use stones. Final result of falling action
Ties up loose ends "It isn't fair, it isn't right," Mrs. Hutchinson screamed, and then they were upon her. plot map using The Lottery by Shirley Jackson
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