George Washington's Socks

by Elvira Woodruff

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What is the climax of George Washington's Socks?

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The climax of any story occurs at the end of the rising action. It is the most exciting and most important event that occurs in the story. All of the events in the rising action lead to the climax.

George Washington’s Socks tells the story of a group of children who spend a night camping for an adventure. Simply spending the night in a tent and hearing an adventure story is not adventurous enough for them, so they take a rowboat out on the lake and are transported in time to the American Revolution. They meet George Washington on the night he travels the icy Delaware River to fight in the Battle of Trenton.

One of the kids, Matt, is mistaken for a soldier and ends up joining the men on their march. He gets word that Katie and Q were kidnapped by German Hessians, and he attempts to save them with his friends, but they are all captured too. George Washington arrives at the camp, recognizes Matt, and saves them. They return to the boat, which then takes them back to the night they were camping.

In George Washington’s Socks, the climax is when Katie and Q are caught by the German Hessians. This point in the story is the height of the action.

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