What are four rising action events in The Bronze Bow?

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After the inciting incident, where Daniel meets his childhood acquaintance Joel in the mountains outside the village, the rising action begins. Daniel and Joel participate in Rosh's raid on a caravan, which results in the capture of Samson, the large deaf-mute slave. Daniel offers to lead Samson back to camp, and thereafter, Samson shadows him.

After learning that his former master has died, Daniel visits his grandmother's home in the village and sees his sister after a long absence, but he returns to Rosh's camp.

Daniel visits Joel at his home in Capernaum and has an unpleasant encounter with Hezron, Joel's father. Afterward, he has a run-in with a Roman soldier and is injured. Joel and Thacia secretly nurse him back to health.

While trying to locate Simon, the town's blacksmith, Daniel hears Jesus speak to a crowd. On a mission for Rosh, Daniel attacks and steals from an old man but doesn't kill him; he receives a harsh reprimand from Rosh.

When Daniel's grandmother dies, Daniel returns to the village to live and takes over the blacksmith shop that Simon has given up in order to follow Jesus. In the village, Daniel forms a band of young men to work for Rosh in his efforts to overthrow the Romans. Thacia befriends Leah, and she begins to improve. Joel gets captured by Romans, and Daniel plans a raid to free him.

These are all events that build toward the climax of the story.

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The events of the rising action are the events that lead up to the major conflict and climax of a novel. In The Bronze Bow, the rising action takes place when Daniel bar Jamin flees the Amalekites and takes refuge in the mountains.

Here is a list of four events that take place during the rising action of the novel:

1) Daniel meets Rosh, who instills in him a deep hatred for the Romans and teaches him many subversive virtues.

2) Daniel leaves the mountains to care for his ailing grandmother.

3) Daniel hears Jesus's message about love and is interested in this new, peaceful leader who does not wish to harm or overthrow the Romans

4) Finally, Daniel erupts at a soldier in Galilee, throwing water in his face, for which he is beaten and must escape and take refuge.

From there, the novel enters the final conflict and climax.

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The rising action is a specific part of the plot when the tension rises. The rising action occurs after the inciting incident (that some people call the conflict) and before the climax. In The Bronze Bow many events happen during the rising action.

In The Bronze Bow, events of the rising action occur after Daniel bar Jamin escapes from Amalek and joins the rebel group hiding out in the mountains. One event that happens during the rising action is when Daniel meets Joel bar Hezron and Malthace: two young people from the village. They agree to take a message to Daniel's grandmother to indicate that Daniel is still alive. Daniel and Joel bond over their hatred of the Romans. Another event that happens during the rising action is that Simon the Zealot comes to the mountain and tells Daniel that his grandmother is dying. As a result, Daniel decides to leave the mountain and go back home to care for his aging grandmother and his sister Leah who, ever since their parents' death, has been haunted by "demons." A third event in the rising action of the novel is when Simon the Zealot visits Daniel as he is taking care of his mother and sister in the village. Simon tells Daniel about a man named Jesus who teaches a message of love instead of a message of hate. A fourth event of the rising action happens when Daniel goes to hear Jesus speak and is surprised by Jesus' simplicity. Unfortunately, because of Daniel's continued hatred, he is injured by a Roman soldier after an act of defiance. Yet another event in the rising action happens when Joel bar Hezron and Malthace hide Daniel in an alley near their house in order to help Daniel recover from his wounds in secrecy. Joel and Daniel continue in their hatred of the Romans until Joel is incarcerated and Daniel realizes that his old leader, Rosh, will do nothing to help his follower. It is at this point that Daniel turns to Jesus.

As you can see, the rising action is the largest part of the plot in The Bronze Bow. The paragraph above reveals many events that happen before the climax of the book: the moment when Jesus enters Daniel's home and cures his sister.

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