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  • Title & Exposition
  • Rising Action/Conflict
  • Climax 
  • The Twilight Zone Mr Bemis works in a bank, Mr. Bemis wasn't afraid to read, the Bank Owner and Mrs. Bemis are the main characters that tell him he can't read.
  • Falling Action
  • "You will henceforth devote your time to your job and forget reading."  "You should thank me, really! A grown man who reads silly, ridiculous, non-nonsensical doggerel."Mr. Bemis gets talked to by his manager.  His wife takes away his books.  Mr Bemis hears a loud noise when in the vault. They are both telling him he can't read.
  • Resolution
  • "Over the newspaper toward the watch. At this moment there's a loud rumble that grows and grows and grows until suddenly LZ,. j-t's an earsplitting, detonating,  dil-consuming, giant moment of thunder."When the H-Bomb that Mr. Bemis read about in the newspaper drops. 
  • Theme
  • ¨And the best part...the very best prat...there's time now.  There's all the time I need.  All the time I want.  There's time enough at last."  Mr. Bemis is alone, he has all of the time in the world to read, and he finds a library.
  • ¨The book and broken glasses, distorted, fuzzy out of focus as his hand comes out from behind the camera, groping, touches the glasses, feels of them, and then lets them drop.  Then the hand gropes over the book, picks it up, holds it out in front of him.  The page is blurred."  Mr. Bemis' glasses fell off, then broke and now he cannot read.
  • "It isn't fair.  It isn't fair at all.  There was time now.  There was all the time I needed.  It isn't fair...It isn't fair..."  Be grateful for what you have, because what you want might not be what you truly need.
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