A. Exposition - The introduction 1. Characters 2.Setting 3.Conflict 4.Background Information
ShrekShrek is an ogre living happily alonein his swamp. His life is suddenlyturned upside down when LordFarquaaddumps allof the Fairytale creaturesin his swamp.
B. Rising Action 1. the development of the conflict 2. The obstacles the protagonist faces 3. longest portion of the story
Shrek Shrek and donkey go to Dulac to speak to Lord Farquaad. After fighting his Knights, Lord Farquaad tells Shrek that if he rescues Princess Fiona, he will remove thefairy tale creatures from his swamp.
Shrek – Rising ActionShrek and Donkey travel to the castle where Fiona is being held. Along the way, they become friends.After arriving atthe castle, theyfind Princess Fionaand escape fromthe dragon.
Shrek – Rising ActionFiona discovers that Shrekis an ogre. She is dismayed.As they return to Duloc,Shrek and Fiona begin tofall in love.Donkey discovers thatFiona turns into an ogre atsunset.
C. Climax 1. Turning point of a story 2. Moment of greatest tension 3. Characters may have begun to solve the conflict
ShrekShrek and Fiona have a terrible fight because of amisunderstanding.Shrek delivers Fiona to Lord Farquaad, and theyreturn to Duloc to be married that evening.
D. Falling Action –describes how theproblem is solved
Donkey sets Shrek straight about Shrek Fiona and they race to stop the wedding. Shrek arrives and Fiona turns into an ogre at the wedding. Lord Farquaad vows to imprison her.Shrek kisses Fiona and she turns intoan ogre forever.Lord Farquaad is eaten by the dragon.
E. Resolution - Theending, tells you how things turn out
ShrekShrek and Fionaare married.They have a reception in the swamp, whereall of the fairy tale creatures have gatheredto celebrate.
Freytag’s Pyramid Climax Fal li ng on Ac t ti Ac io n ing RisExposition Resolution