How would you story map Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl?

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Exposition: Willy Wonka, a candy factory owner, had closed his factory's doors to the public for a long time. One day, it is revealed that he plans to open the doors once again, but only to a select few people who find Golden Tickets hidden in chocolate bar wrappers.

While this is going on, we are introduced to Charlie, a kind young boy who lives with his parents and both sets of grandparents. His family lives in poverty, but is very close and optimistic.

Rising Action: Charlie finds a Golden Ticket and visits the factory with the other winners (all spoiled, bratty children and their parents). Willy Wonka takes the children through the factory, and each child is picked off one by one due to their greed.  

Climax: Charlie is the last child remaining, and Willy Wonka reveals he plans to give Charlie the factory.

Falling Action: Willy Wonka explains his plan to Charlie and we see the other children leave the factory.

Resolution: Willy Wonka takes Charlie on a ride in his glass elevator, and they go to Charlie's house to tell the rest of his family the news.

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