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Plot Structure of The Great Gatsby

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Claire Schweiker

on 24 October 2013

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Transcript of Plot Structure of The Great Gatsby

Plot Structure of The Great Gatsby
Rising Action
This is when the conflict of the story begins to develop. We start to realize that there are complications in the world that we were introduced to in the exposition.
This is the most exciting part of the story, when all of the problems introduced in the exposition and rising action finally come to a head.
Falling Action
This is the aftermath of the climax. Though less intense than the climax, there is still lots of tension, as all of the loose ends get are getting tied.
This is the conclusion, the final situation of the characters and their relationships as the story ends.
the introduction
This is the beginning of the story, when we learn background information about the setting, the characters, and the relationships between the characters.
the main event
the resolution
In this scene, we find out more about Nick's living situation and hear about Gatsby for the first time.
In this scene, we learn that there is more going on between Gatsby and Daisy than most people know.
Myrtle's death is the climax, or most intense scene of The Great Gatsby.
In this scene, which takes place after the climax, George seeks revenge on Gatsby for the death of Myrtle.
In this final scene, Nick describes his state of mind and sums up his understanding of Gatsby and the events of the story.
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