This is first stage of a fictional or dramatic plot, in which necessary background information is provided. It introduces characters, scene, time, and situation
|The King visits a cottage. The cottage belongs to Lisa’s parents. The King was lured by the smell of freshly baked apple pie. Lisa’s parents praised Lisa in an attempt to make the King marry their daughter. They tell the King that she bakes the best pies in the world. To impress the King further, they also tell the King that Lisa can spin straw into gold. The King brings her to his palace and asks her to turn straw into gold. If she fails she will be beheaded.|
|(Action Starts)Rising Action
This is a set of conflicts and crises that constitute the part of a story’s plot leading up to the climax.
|Lisa sits and cries in the high tower. Then suddenly a strange little man appears and promises to spin the straw into gold in exchange of her necklace. The King was impressed and takes her to another bigger room filled with straw. The King asks her to turn the straw into gold. If she fails she will be beheaded. That night the strange little man appeared again and promises to spin the straw into gold in exchange for her ring. The King was impressed and takes her to another bigger room filled with straw. This time he promises to marry her. Lisa has nothing else to offer to the little man. Her parents advised her to give whatever he asks for. That night, when the strange little man appeared, she promises her first born child.|
This is the turning point of the action in the plot of a story. The climax represents the point of greatest tension in the work.
|A year passed. Lisa is the queen and she has a baby boy. The strange little man suddenly appears and reminds her of her promise. Lisa pleaded to the little man not to take her baby away as she is willing to give him all her money. The little man refuses but finally agrees to give her three days to guess his name. She fails to guess his name on the first and second day. Lisa’s parents follow the little man and find out his name.|
In the plot of a story, the action following the climax of the work that moves it towards its denouement or resolution.
|On the third day, the little man comes to the nursery. Lisa guesses his name as “Rumpelstiltskin”.The strange little man gets angry and stamps his feet hard on the floor and disappears in a puff of smoke.|
The ending of the story, the final stage or unraveling of the plot; usually very brief. Here the tension is over, and unanswered questions may be explained. The resolution is reached following a major crisis and climax.
|Lisa’s baby boy is now safe. Lisa’s parents promises that they will never boast again.|