Plot Analysis

Guide
May 8, 2013

Recently, I read  <Title of Book>, by <Name of Author>.  I <relished/detested/appreciated> this book. <Say why you feel this way>.

The protagonist is <Protagonist's Name>.  <His/Her> story is set in <tell the historical time period and geographic region>, specifically <list the precise local locations>. The significance of the <geographical location> setting is that <tell why it matters that the story happens there>. The significance of the setting’s shift from <the first local location> to <the next local location> is that <tell what the protagonist can do there that s/he wouldn’t have been able to do (or wouldn’t have had to do) in the first local location>.

<Protagonist’s Name> faces certain forces and pressures.  <Describe what s/he is up against.>   <S/he> meets these forces and pressures by deciding to <describe the choices s/he makes>. You can see this early in the story on page #.

The tension rises when <list an event in the rising action>.  This might leave a reader feeling <strong adjective>. <Explain what it is in the text that might bring on that response.>

The story climaxes when <describe the climax>. <Copy the exact paragraph where the book climaxes.>

The falling action ultimately resolves the conflict. <Describe the satisfying resolution of the story.>  It’s a < person v. person? person v. society? person v. self? person v. nature? > type of conflict that’s driving this story. <Explain.>