By: Stephen King
PLOT LINE: A SHORT STORY ABOUT THE COST OF SMOKING
Exposition: Goes to bar and gets recommended to quit smoking by friend and friend shows him a place that will help
Rising Action: Goes to that place to quit smoking
Climax: The methods they use are crazy and wife is kidnapped and shocked
Falling Action: He stops himself from smoking
Resolution: He quits and his life is so much better for it
THEME: Cigarettes will always be around your family wont so spend your time with them
Cigarettes have taken time away from being with his family and cigarettes will be around forever your family only lasts a lifetime and for Dick to understand that Quitters inc. had to take drastic measure to prove that.
Dick is indirectly characterized in the text they give you hints on what he looks like and how he acts they don't just come right out and say it. He is an average hight man and he is an average weight (not fat but not skinny) he as a temper and gets mad quickly and talking about his son is a touchy subject.
Vic was directly characterized they said exactly what he looked like he is a heavy set man and is average hight he is a smooth talker and always seems calm and casual and he is a business man and he definitely means business.
Dick wants to quit smoking but the methods that Vic uses are crazy and Dick is weak and still tries to smoke but in return his family gets hurt for it.
When Dick's friend says he is not allowed to talk about the methods you know it is going to be sketchy and that is foreshadowing.
MOST COMPELLING ASPECT:
The most compelling aspect was the amount of dialogue and how you could imagine the scenes in your mind