Summary - The Falls

Summary - The Falls - Paul Burkhart The Falls by George...

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Paul Burkhart The Falls by George Saunders Plot – Exposition: We are introduced to Morse as he walks across the campus of St. Jude to get home. Within the first paragraph, we get a very good picture of his personality: thinking too much about things, being indecisive, being jittery, being very analytical, and being a romantic. Rising Action: Cummings snubbing Morse is the first bit of rising action. Our introduction to Morse’s family is next event that occurs, when we find out about Morse’s son’s piano recital. We find out about the character of Cummings, and then Morse is defined a little more by his description of the past, including the first reference to “the Falls.” This turns into a realization by Morse that the girls he saw earlier are heading toward the Falls, and to their death. Cummings makes this same eventual realization, even in the light of his self-centered intellectualization of his entire life. Turning Point: For Cummings it is when he steps over the berm to help the girls. For Morse, it is when he is running towards the girls to help them, realizes there is no one
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This test prep was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course HONR 399 taught by Professor Gretchencomba during the Fall '04 term at VCU.

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