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A Retrieved Reformation

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Timothy Dardinski

on 29 January 2013

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Transcript of A Retrieved Reformation

By O. Henry A Retrieved Reformation Exposition Rising Action Plot Climax/Turning Point -Jimmy Valentine (the main character), is let out of Prison

- He continues to rob banks, and keep living his normal lifestyle - Moves to Elmore, Arkansas

- Opens his own store

- Meets Annabelle

- Getting married - Goes to a bank

- Agatha gets locked in a safe

- People start to panic Falling Action Resolution/Conclusion - Jimmy decides to open the safe

- He opens the safe - Ben acts like he doesn't know Jimmy - Ben does not arrest Jimmy This is a short story about a safe cracker named Jimmy Valentine who is released from prison. He then moves to Elmore and starts out a whole new life for himself. This will be explained better in detail in different sections. "Now Valentine," said the warden, "you'll go out
in the morning. Brace up, and make a man of
yourself. You're not a bad fellow at heart..." "May, the nine-year old girl, in a spirit
of play, had shut Agatha in the vault." Setting - The setting takes place sometime in the 1900's

- It takes place in Elmore, Arkansas

- A prison

- Also a bank "The Elmore Bank had just put in a new safe and vault." Protagonist - The protagonist is a man name Jimmy Valentine
who is recently released from prison, and is ready
to start a new life - He is known for cracking safes - He had a suit with squeaky shoes "He had on a suit of villainously fitting, ready- made clothes and a pair of stiff, squeaky shoes..." Antagonist - Ben price is the Antagonist Supporting Character - The supporting character is Annabel Adams

- She doesn't change really throughout the story
and she is the wife of Jimmy

- She is very kind and loving to Jimmy "She lowered her eyes and colored slightly." Conflict and Resolution - Person vs Society- Jimmy is trying to fight against society and escape his career of safe cracking, and live a straight life

- Person vs Self- Jimmy doesn't know what to do with his life, he fight wit himself to make the right decisions Theme - People may do some wrongs in their life,
but they can always get a second chance, and make things right. POV - The point of view of the story is third
person limited - He is a policeman who keeps an eye on Jimmy and tries to keep him out of trouble - He has a good heart as well "Jimmy Valentine put on his coat, and walked outside the railings toward the front door." Video Wow Factor
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