Morrison is the protagonist in the story. He is presented with a way to quit smoking and it is guaranteed to work. The catch to this way to quit smoking is if he does smoke someone around him will get hurt. He is a curious, impatient man who doesn't want to listen to people other than himself. His actions end up getting people round him hurt. Morrison is very impatient, "All right. But is better be good."(6.) This shows how unamused with the whole situation is and impatient Morrison is.
Dlonatti is the man who is helping Morrison quit smoking. He is a very serious man and mysterious man. He makes Morrison sign all these documents just for him to quit smoking. The way he has Morrison quit smoking is very tricky he tricks him so that if he smokes someone around him will get hurt. He is a tricky and mysterious man. "He curled his right hand into a first and began to hammer it."(6.) The it in the quote was cigarettes. This shows he doesn't put up with anything.
Jimmy is a happy friend of Morison who already used this method to quit. He is happy and willing to help. When he tried this he smoked and his wife got hurt. She got hurt by getting her pinky finger getting cut off. He is very kind and thinks of others,"So do you" but Morrison knew it was a lie."(1.) In this part of the story Jimmy just told Morrison he looked great although he didn't, Jimmy did this because this gives Morrison some sort of an ego boost.
Rising action: Morrison goes to his first sessions and meets Donatti. He is warned not to smoke or someone around him will be hurt.
Climax: Morrison decides to smoke and that he can't go without it. Once he smokes his wife gets electrocuted.
Falling Action: Morrison gets told he must lose a certain amount of weight
Resolution: Morrison meets up with Jimmy after he quits and meets his wife, he notices his wife was missing a pinky.