Bastard Out of Carolina
By Dorothy Allison
Rising Action: The mother tells her daughter about her cousin who turned out bad and started out only stealing from a store. Also she tells the daughter how her mother punished her for her own dishonesty.
Climax: The daughter has to confront the person she stole from.
Falling action: The store owner's punishment is to ban to girl until she learns her lesson.
Resolution: The girl feels shame every time she passes the store and it reminds her of the wrong she had done.