To Kill a Mockingbird Events and Story Plot Elements

The reader learns that the setting is Maycomb Alabama 1935 Exposition
Scout goes to school for the first time and encounters many of the different social classes. Rising Action Event 1
Mayella Ewell has accused Tom Robinson Rising Action Event 2
Tom gets shot Rising Action Event 3
Bob Ewell is angry and swears revenge Rising Action Event 4
Bob Ewell Attacks the kids Climax
Bob Ewell gets stabbed Falling Action Event 5
Scout meets Boo Radley Falling Action Event 6
Jem and Scout are saved by Boo Radley Resolution
Trial of Tom Robinson, person vs. person Central Conflict
Exposition Part of the story that introduces important background information for example the setting, events occurring before the main plot characters backstory,etc.
Rising Action A series of conflicts in a literary plot that build up to the point of greatest interest.
Climax The turning point of the story the point of the highest intensity or drama.
Falling Action Occurs after the climax has been reached and the conflict is resolved.
Resolution The final closing and clarification of the dramatic or narrative plot.

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