The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier

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Briefly, what are the exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution of The Chocolate War?

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A story's exposition introduces readers to the main characters and setting. In this book, the main protagonist is Jerry. He is beginning his freshman year at Trinity, an all-boys high school. We are also introduced to The Vigils and Brother Leon.

The conflict and subsequent rising action involve The Vigils giving Jerry an assignment to not sell Brother Leon's chocolates. Jerry is actually okay with that assignment; however, he'd rather sell the candy than be on Brother Leon's bad side. The tension rises, as Brother Leon is shocked that anybody wouldn't do his bidding, but the action continues to escalate when Jerry refuses to start selling after his Vigil assignment is completed.

I think that individual readers could defend two different moments as the climax . Interestingly, it is essentially the same event. Jerry gets beaten to a pulp. If you choose the first time this happens, then the final fight when Jerry attends the raffle and Brother Eugene turns off the lights would be part of the...

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