The story begins with a girl, Charity and a young boy named P.T Barnum. Barnum is a poor hungry boy that is in love with Charity who is a wealthy girl. But Charity's parents won't allow it. 20 years later both of their dreams collide, shortly after they get married and start a new life together with 2 little girls.
Climax - Never Enough
P.T Barnum's plan is starting to come together, he tells us he is going to start something very fun. Barnum realizes that the circus and performing is what he loves to do and he wants to continue doing it.
Falling Action - From Now On
Phillips parents don't agree that he should be together with Anne because she is colored and he is white and there starts to be conflict between them, but Phillip loves Anne and doesn't care what his parents think about them but Anne thinks differently.
Resolution - The Greatest Show
Jenny Lind and Barnum are on tour. While they are on tour the circus gets burned down by the haters that don't like the show. And at the of the show Jenny kisses Barnum. Barnum's wife finds out about the kiss and gets very upsets and leaves him.
Barnum is going to change and become a better man, he can't change the past and what he did/who he hurt but he will try to make the future the best.
Everything ended happy, even with all the bad things that happened they were still able to make the best of it and have a enjoyable time. The circus was very important, it was an opportunity to take people out of their comfort zones and let them express their real selves without getting made fun of. It was also a place to make new life long friendships with people.