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Updated: 7/8/2021
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Storyboard Text

  • Exposition
  • Check coming today?
  • They said Saturday and this is just Friday and I hopes to God you ain't going to get up here first thing this morning and start talking to me 'bout no money- 'cause I 'bout don't wanna hear it.
  • Rising Action
  • Yeah- I always wanted to live in a house.
  • She went out and she bought you a house!
  • Climax
  • That was all the extra money I had in the world... Man, Willy is gone.
  • Oh God... Don't let it be true...
  • This is the morning when Walter gets out f bed and one of the first questions he asks is "Check coming today?"
  • Falling Action
  • We have all thought about your offer and we have decided to move into our house because my father-my father-he earned it.
  • This is where Mama goes out and buys Travis a house with Big Walter's money he earned throughout his life.
  • Resolution
  • He finally come to his manhood today, didn't he?... Kind of like a rainbow after the rain
  • Yes, Lena. 
  • Bobo walks in and tells Walter and the rest of the family that Willy Harris ran off with all their extra money in the world.
  • Conflict
  • This the morning we supposed to being the fifty cents to school.
  • Well, I ain't got no fifty cents this morning.
  • Walter declines Mr. Lindner's offer for the house because he doesn't want to lose his sense of pride. 
  • I take it then you have decided to occupy
  • Mama and Ruth talk about Walter coming into his manhood today because he declined the house offer.
  • To me, the major conflict is a black family with money as the main struggle. So here, Travis is telling his mom (Ruth) that they all need to take fifty cents to school for whatever reason and Ruth tells him that she doesn't have any to give him. She says this because money has always been tight so she doesn't have any extra money to give him for school because whatever they're using it for isn't something to contribute to their main goal which is to buy a house.