The Prince and the Pauper

The Prince and the Pauper
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  • Exposition
  • It was shameful and cruel of that guard to strike you.
  • Conflict
  • Mad or not, I'll soon find where the soft spots lie in your bones! 
  • I have no hope!
  • Rising Action 
  • I am the Prince of Wales!
  • Tom (a pauper) gets beaten by a guard, then invited into the castle by the prince. Prince Edward and Tom switch clothes and lives. They meet at Westminster Palace.
  • Climax
  • He is not the true king! 
  • When Tom and Edward switch clothes, they can't be told apart. Tom lives the life of the prince, while Edward lives Tom's life.This drives the entire story's plot.
  • Falling Action
  • You shall find the seal hanging in the armor in my chamber. 
  • Edward is thrown out of the palace and escapes John Canty. He meets Miles Hendon and then is framed for theft. He and Miles are sent to jail by Hugh, Mile's brother. They get out of jail and head to the coronation.
  • Resolution
  • I shall give you the title of King's Ward.
  • Edward runs to the palace gates and stops Tom from being crowned king. Everyone was shocked, but Tom lets Edward in the gates. To prove that he himself is the prince, Edward tells St. John where the Great Seal of England lies. 
  • St. John goes to retrieve the Great Seal. Edward is crowned king when St. John comes back with the seal in his hands. Everyone cheers for the newly-crowned king. 
  • Edward and Tom switch back lives and everyone thinks Tom should be imprisoned in the tower. However, Edward denies it and instead gives Tom the honorable title of King's Ward. He also imprisons Miles' brother, Hugh. 
  • Thank you, your majesty.
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