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What are some events in the rising action and falling action of "The Scarlet Ibis"?    

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omarforever | Student, Grade 11 | Honors

Posted October 8, 2011 at 3:42 AM via web

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What are some events in the rising action and falling action of "The Scarlet Ibis"?

 

 

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missy575 | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted October 8, 2011 at 4:14 AM (Answer #1)

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RISING ACTION: These events occur after an inciting incident which introduces the problem of the story. They present additional complication to the problem.

Inciting Incident: Brother discovers that Doodle is an invalid.

1. Doodle is pronounced incapable of living past three months.

2. Doodle lives past that time.

3. Doodle is pronounced "all there" when he smiles. 

4. Doodle learns to crawl.

5. Doodle is carried around the yard in a wagon.

6. Doodle is introduced to his 3 month old coffin.

7. Doodle learns to walk.

8. The boys identify a scarlet ibis in a tree.

(Throughout the rising action, Brother seems to grow increasingly proud of what he is capable of producing in Doodle.

CLIMAX: It rains while the boys are outside and far from the house. Brother leaves Doodle stranded.

FALLING ACTION: These events after the climax lead to a resolution or solving of the original problem presented at the beginning of the story.

1. Brother leaves Doodle.

2. Brother waits for Doodle to catch up.

3. Brother goes back to look for Doodle and finds him sitting limply, bleeding.

 

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