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April 9th, 2018

Storyboard Text

  • Mrs. Frisby and her 4 children, Teresa, Martin, Cynthia, and Timothy are a family of mice who used to be a family of 5 after their father died of unknown causes the previous summer. They live under an abandoned damaged cinderblock that they found during the summer.
  • Mrs. Frisby and The Rats of Nimh By Robert C. O'Brien Comic By Irvin Karume
  • Exposition
  • Mrs. Frisby's son Timothy was just recovering from a case of pneumonia inside his bed at home, but Mr. Fitzgibbon was plowing the land soon, which means that anyone caught in the plow's way will have a guaranteed death. However, Timothy still has to wait a month to recuperate inside warm air (Their current home), but they don't have a month to wait for him to recover and move into their chilly winter home out in the woods.
  • Conflict
  • Through many favors from a baby crow she saved, Mrs. Frisby ended up being sent to the rats to help. She was sent to a rosebush by the Fitzgibbon barn that the rats were seen going into often. Going there, she found out that her husband, Mr. Jonathan Frisby was associated with the rats, because long ago, they were experimented on with injections that boosted their life expectancy and intelligence. Feeling as they owe it to Mr. Frisby to the contribution to their group, they felt the need to help Mrs. Frisby with her dilemma. 
  • Your husband played a vital role in a group. We owe it to him to help his kin.
  • Rising Action
  • For the rats to safely move the Frisby household so that Timothy could recuperate without breathing in cold air, someone had to slip sleeping powder into Dragon's food, Mr. Fitzgibbon's family cat, so they could work uninterrupted. One of the mice involved in the group, Mr. Ages, usually did this job, but he had sprained his ankle, so he wouldn't be able to do it. So to save Tim, Mrs. Frisby volunteered to go inside the house to put the powder inside the food.
  • Climax
  • While Mrs. Frisby was putting the sleeping powder in Dragon's food, she managed to pull the job off. However, she was caught by Billy, the Fitzgibbon's youngest son, and put in a cage. While she was in her cage, she overheard a conversation among the family talking about a company coming to exterminate the rosebush where all the rats lived, which would kill them all if they weren't warned.
  • Billy, It's wrong to keep an animal out of it's natural habitat like this.
  • But who cares? The mouse loves it here.
  • Falling Action
  •  After Mrs. Frisby told one of the rats the company who were coming to exterminate them were the scientist who experimented on them, they accelerated what they call "The Plan" and all the food that they were stealing from the Fitzgibbon family in the past was moved to a place called Thorn Valley so they can start a civilization on their own without stealing from garbage cans or farmers like the Fitzgibbon family anymore. Timothy made a full recovery and was able to move to their winter home in the forest a month after the house was moved.
  • Resolution
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