Exposition introduces the story’s characters, setting, and conflict.
Rising action occurs as complications, twists, or intensifications of the conflict occur.
Climax is the emotional high point of the story.
Falling action is the logical result of the climax.
Resolution presents the final outcome of the story.
The 5 Stages of plot in Cinderella Cinderella lives with her stepsisters and their mother. they make her wear rags and do all the hard work. An invitation to the ball arrives. A fairy godmother appears and provides Cinderella with clothes, a coach, and footman. The stepsisters go to the ball. Cinderella goes to the ball. Cinderella dances with the prince, but leaves hurriedly at midnight; losing a slipper The prince says he will marry the woman whom the slipper fits. The stepsisters try to force their feet into the slipper. It fits Cinderella. Cinderella and the prince marry. They live happily ever after. CLIMAX EXPOSITION RISING ACTION FALLING ACTION RESOLUTION