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Theatre 210016 Nov 2012Bacchae(a)Inciting Incident-The inciting incident of the playBacchaeis when Dionysus arrives inThebes with a group of maenads that follow him and do whatever he says. He claims tohave “changed my form from god to human” (line 5). Their actions disobey Pentheus’rules and challenge his authority.Rising Action 1-One obvious example of the rising action is when Pentheus learns ofthe “divine” Dionysus and orders soldiers to arrest him. Pentheus promises, “I’ll bringhim to justice” (line 440).Rising Action 2-Another example of rising action is when Dionysus willing is taken as aprisoner and tricks Pentheus several times. Dionysus admits to a Chorus Leader, “I wasplaying with him-he thought he was tying me up, the fool” (lines 757-758). He also tricksPentheus into dressing up like a girl to spy on his maenads.Climax-The climax is a when Agave kills her own son, thinking they “caught this beast

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