What are the climax or turning point and resolution for "One Ordinary Day, with Peanuts"?Any details on rising actions or/and falling actions or events ?

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linda-allen | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Senior Educator

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This story has a surprise ending, so it does not fit the usual rising action-climax-falling action pyramid. All of the action in the story rises to the climax, which comes at the very end, when we discover just how the Johnsons spend their day. The textbook I use in which this story is included plots the story something like this: 

                        climax/surprise

                              /    

                             /

                            /

                          /

                        /

__exposition_/

There is no resolution/denouement, and there is really not much falling action. We are left to puzzle over how these two people choose to spend their days. And where did they get all that money?

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