On the Rainy River

On the Rainy River

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  • Exposition 
  • Main Conflict
  • Rising Action
  • Tim has just graduated form college. He participated in protests against U.S. involvement in Vietnam. 
  • Climax
  • Tim receives the draft letter and has to decide whether to go to war in Vietnam or escape to Canada and avoid the war. 
  • Falling Action
  • Tim is at his job when he decides to leave and go to Canada. He stays at the Tip Top Lodge where he meets, Elroy Berdahl, the owner who helps him with his journey to Canada.
  • Resolution 
  • The Mr. Berdahl takes Tim fishing one day, they travel down the river for quite a while when they stop. Mr. Berdahl says nothing but Tim knows he's giving him the option to cross to Canada.
  • Tim decides to take the coward route and not go to Canada. He thanks Mr. Berdahl and returns home. He then goes to Vietnam. 
  • Tim survives the war and comes home to start a family. He still feels like a coward for not going to Canada a sticking with what he believes in.
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