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Unformatted text preview: of the story. The reader wonders what will happen next; will the conflict be resolved or not? It is helpful to consider climax as a three-fold phenomenon: i. the main character receives new information ii. accepts this information (realizes it but does not necessarily agree with it) iii. acts on this information (makes a choice that will determine whether or not he/she gains his or her objective). d) Falling action - The events and complications begin to resolve themselves. The reader knows what has happened next and if the conflict was resolved or not (events between climax and denouement). e) Denouement/Resolution - This is the final outcome or untangling of events in the story....
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- Fall '09