The character is not wealthy so he wants to dream big with the girl he likes. Another thing to note about the setting is it’s a long time ago like late 1800’s. It also sets up the main character and his wife.
Barnum wants to create a circus letting people know about unique peoples talents, but the newspaper is calling him a criminal and freak.
Falling ActionFrom Now On
Barnum isn’t actually that nice to the circus people, and he doesn’t want the world to see them as normal people. He’s letting the fame get to him. So they go out into a banquet to show everyone who they are.
ResolutionThe Greatest Show
Charity is upset because Barnum is working so hard for the people around him that his company is never there anymore, and Barnum is leaving to go on tour.
Phillips deciding to change after hurting so many people and he’s going to fix his mistakes.
He’s finally found a balance and is letting Phillip have the greatest show.