"Shattered" Story Board


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  • Exposition
  • I don't smoke.
  • "You got a smoke to spare?"
  • Inciting Incident
  • "What size are they?"
  • "Give me your shoes."
  • "You are joking right?"
  • Rising Action
  • No one every knows.
  • "What was the tragedy in Rwanda ?"
  • This is the exposition because this is the first time 15 year old Ian meets Jack, the ex-solider. Ian is on his way to a soup kitchen called "The Club". He has to complete 40 hours of community service in order to pass civics class. he is on the side of a street on a cold spring evening .
  • Climax
  • "You tried to hit me!"
  • This is the Inciting Incident because this is the first major problem that Ian has faced during this book. He is walking through Shelby Park to get to the soup kitchen, when 3 hugs approach him and try to scare him into giving them his expensive shoes (Jordan's), and his coat. It is now dark and Ian still hasn't gotten to the soup kitchen.
  • Falling Action
  • This is the rising action because this is the first time that Ian learns about Rwanda, and get confirmation that Jack was an actual solider. The bad part is that during the interview, Jack already assumes that Ian knows about the genocide in Rwanda. But when Ian asks what the Rwanda tradgedy is, Jack gets angry and leaves the soup kitchen.
  • Resolution
  • "Jack wanted me to give you this chip to show that he has stayed clean for 2 whole weeks."
  • This is the climax because this scene is where we as readers find out why the book is called "Shattered". Jack is very drunk at this point of the book and he keeps blaming himself for what happened to the people in Rwanda. Ian has noticed that he doesn't come to the soup kitchen anymore, and has heard that his drinking problem has gotten worse. When Ian tries to get Jack to go to a treatment centre, Jack throws his bottle close to Ian and explains that he is "shattered", like the bottle.
  • "If I wanted to hit you, I would have hit you. You see those pieces of glass? They are shattered into a million pieces and no matter how hard you try, you can't put them back together. That is me . What was is inside of me is gone forever."
  • This is the falling action because now that Ian really knows how Jack feels, he is gong to ask Eduardo for some advice. His house keeper Berta, brought him to church to meet Eduardo since he helped leave her home country Guatemala, during it's civil war years. Eduardo tells Ian a lesson through a story and that inspires Ian to talk to Jack.
  • "Yes, I would."
  • "Would you like to hear a story?"
  • This is the resolution because Ian has finally persuaded Jack to get checked into a withdrawal facility. He gets good news from Mac who tells Ian the Jack is 2 weeks clean. Berta, Ian's house keeper goes back to Guatemala for 8 weeks and Ian starts to worry about if she will want to come back. Ian's community service hours are up, but he continues to come because he has formed a bond with Mac and the other homeless people. His birthday is coming up do Mac gets him a cake and Ian still hopes to get a car as his birthday gift from his parents.
  • "I know he will make it ."
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