Exposition: “A colonial mansion, a hereditary estate, I would say a haunted house, and reach the height of romantic felicity- but that would be asking too much of fate! Still I will proudly declare that there is something queer about it” (Stetson 647).
Conflict: “So I take phosphates or phosphites whichever it is, and tonics, and journeys, and air, and exercise, and am absolutely forbidden to "work" until I am well again. Personally, I disagree with their ideas. Personally, I believe that congenial work, with excitement and change, would do me good” (Stetson 648).
Rising action: “I didn't realize for a long time what the thing was that showed behind, that dim sub-pattern, but now I am quite sure it is a woman. By daylight she is subdued, quiet” (Stetson 653).
"What is the matter!"
Climax: “John is so pleased to see me improve! He laughed a little the other day, and said I seemed to be flourishing in spite of my wall-paper… I had no intention of telling him it was because of the wall-paper” (Stetson 653).
Example of falling action: '"Then I peeled off all the paper I could reach standing on the floor. It sticks horribly and the pattern just enjoys it! All those strangled heads and bulbous eyes and waddling fungus growths just shriek with derision!'" (Stetson 655).
Resolution: “‘What is the matter?’ he cried. ‘For God's sake, what are you doing!’ I kept on creeping just the same, but I looked at him over my shoulder. ‘I've got out at last,’ said I, ‘in spite of you and Jane? And I've pulled off most of the paper, so you can't put me back!’ Now why should that man have fainted?” (Stetson 656).