The Year of the Hangman

By: Gary Blackwood

Primary Setting

New Orleans and Florida

1777

Main Conflict

Creighton is trying to figure out which country he is loyal to.

Main Characters

The Beginning

Contribution to Conflict

These events contribute to the main conflict because they cause Creighton to question which side he is really on. He would've never even thought of being loyal to Americans if he were never shipped over. These three events help Creighton realize that the British weren't really the "good side" in the war.

The Middle

Contribution to Conflict

These events contribute to the main conflict because Creighton is wondering what he should really do. Should he tell his uncle what the code says? Should he just keep it a secret that he knows what the code means? Creighton feels like he is "half-British" and "half-American."

The End

Conflict Resolution

These last few events helped resolve the conflict that Creighton was facing. He finally realized that he was most likely loyal to America. He knows that his uncle, Colonel Gower, wasn't the best person because he faced his own nephew in a duel. Creighton knew he was loyal to America after these events.