The Year of The Hangman

Gary Blackwood

Main Conflict

Creighton wants to stay loyal to the British, but his father was a traitor so he changes sides

Characters

Creighton- The story was about him

Peter- One of Creighton's friends, helps him a ton throughout the story

Setting

New Orleans , Story starts at England because thats where he lived.

EVENTS

Beginning of the story

  • Creighton gets captured because his mom wanted him out of the house because he was always getting in trouble. (page 13).
  • Creighton doesn't want to leave his home and is now mad at his mom for sending him out of the house.
  • This event is important to the conflict because this starts him on the scary journey hes about to have.
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Near the Middle

  • This connects to the main conflict because back home when we played cards he usually never had enough shilling to play with the other people.
  • Creighton creates a relationship between the American side as in Ben Franklin, and Benedict Arnold
  • Cernal Gower lied to Creighton about what happened to his dad.
  • This event is important to the conflict because he is a poor kid and goes off to the war, and in the war he acts like a servant for many people.
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Middle of the story


  • When Creighton did not reply, the old man motioned toward the chair. "Sit down." He reached for a deck of playing cards that lay on one side of the writing desk. "You look like a card player to me. Am I correct?" Creighton eyed the cards warily. "I know a bit about it."
  • This connects to the main conflict because back home when we played cards he usually never had enough shilling to play with the other people.
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Near the End of the Story

Creighton returns to the British side acting like a truce, but really Creighton and Benedict Arnold are trying to get info for the American side. (page 193-194).

This event is important to the conflict because he gets caught in the act of acting like a truce to the British side.

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End of the Story

"What are you doing?" He learned forward and peered at the cards spread out on the desk. "Playing a game?" "No, sir," Creighton said, and began gathering up the cards. "Not any longer."

This relates to the main conflict because he learns that life isnt a game anymore.

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