Bastard Out of Carolina
By: Dorothy Allison
Rising Action: The rising action in this book is when the Mom catches her daughter stealing.This event leads up to the climax and sets up the rest of the story.
Climax: The climax of this book is when the mom makes the daughter who stole return the candy and pay back the store manager. This is the climax because it is the most exiting and most important moment in the book and what everything leads up to.
Falling Action: The falling action is when the girl is having mood changes toward the store manager like wanting to hurt him. This is the falling action because the main event has already happend and now the story is cooling off and leading to a resolution.
Resolution: The resolution to this story is the girl who stole cannot return to the store again for any reason. This is the resolution because the story has now been resolved and the story is over.
This is the girl from the story she is characterized as an average teenager who makes an occasional mistake.
This is the mom from the story she is characterized as strict but a loving mom who really cares about the daughter and wants her to grow up to be a good person.
This is the store manager from which the girl stole tootsie rolls. He is characterized as a large man who was mean, loud and angry.
Foreshadowing was a big part of this story. In the first paragraph the mother is telling her daughter never to let her catch her stealing which sets the mood for the rest of the story about having to face the store manager and return what she stole and payback the store.