The resolution for any story comes after the climax. The climax answers how the major conflict is decided. For example, in Richard Connell's short story "The Most Dangerous Game," the primary conflict is between Zaroff and Rainsford. The climax answers the question of who wins the most dangerous game. Since this game is a hunting battle using wit and skill between two expert hunters, then the climax occurs when the reader finds out who wins. The final battle begins when Rainsford enters General Zaroff's room and declares that he is not through with the game. General Zaroff recognizes what Rainsford means when he says the following:
"Splendid! One of us is to furnish a repast for the hounds. The other will sleep in this very excellent bed. On guard, Rainsford."
The author does not give details of the final battle. He leaves those details up to the reader's imagination. However, Connell provides one sentence that includes both the outcome of the climactic battle and the resolution as follows:
"He had never slept in a better bed, Rainsford decided."
With one sentence, Connell supplies the reader with the results of the final battle, which is the climax, and the resolution, which is the fact that Rainsford is still alive after the fight and sleeps in the "excellent bed" that night. No other information is provided about the resolution other than the fact that Rainsford gets to sleep in Zaroff's bed that night. One might speculate that maybe Rainsford takes over Zaroff's estate and assumes the role of the hunter on the island. On the other hand, Rainsford could use the resources found on the island to help him get back home. Either way, none of this information is provided by the author, and the reader is left to wonder what Rainsford will do the next morning.