What is the exposition, rising action, climax, falling action and resolution of "Twilight"?

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Twilight” is about Bella who goes to Forks on the Olympic Peninsula to be with her father. At school, she wonders about a group who sits together in the cafeteria but never eat. As she grows to know, and then love, Edward, she learns their secret. They are all rescued vampires, part of a family headed by Carlisle, renounce human prey. They welcome Bella, but when a group of tracker vampires fixate on her, the family is drawn into a pursuit to protect Bella. The plot follows events in a linear fashion. except at the very beginning: the Introduction serves as a teaser which starts with the most exciting part of the story, the climax, so that readers want to know more. Rising action is when Bella runs to escape James from the tracker vampires that threaten her. The climax is when James attacks Bella begins to rough her up. Just before he goes in for the kill Edward and the Cullens arrive and save her life.

Falling action is after the attack and Bella wakes up in the hospital, eventually goes home to heal and Edward takes Bella to the prom. The resolution is when James is killed by Emmet and Jasper. Edward has to suck Bella’s blood to remove James’ venom to save Bella.

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