Rising Action In Ralph Ellison's The Thing In The Forest

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Part One: Exposition is the beginning of the story including what the environment is, who some main characters are, and some quick backstory. These do not define the exposition but are some characteristics that are usually included un the introduction. "There were once two little girls who saw, or believed they saw, a thing in a forest. The two little girls were evacuees, who had been sent away from the city by train with a large number of other children.", is the first few sentences from "The Thing in the Forest" (Byatt, 302). The sentence describes the situation the girls are in and the fact that the story is mainly about two little girls. Rising Action is the part of the story where characters have been fully explained and introduced. Events are starting to be put into action by the author and it is working it's way up to the climax. The story starts to intensify towards the end of this section of the story. Ralph Ellison says, "He steeled himself; the fear had left, and he felt a profound sense of promise, as though he were about to be repaid for all the things he'd suffered all his life.", this quote shows that his life has been explained previously and you can feel the action intensifying (Ellison, 586). The event pulls the reader into the story and prepares them for the climax of the story. Climax is the…show more content…
As in "A Good Man Is Hard to Find", in the beginning the grandma is controversial and selfish. The story starts off with, "The grandmother didn't want to go to Florida. She wanted to visit some of her connections in east Tennessee and she was seizing at every chance to change Bailey's mind" (O'Connor, 423). The story is about morality and how the grandma is selfish until she is on the verge of death. The setting starts off with the grandma wanting to do her own task instead of the planned family vacation. This is a perfect example of how setting correlates to the theme of a

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