The Open Boat

The Open Boat

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  • Exposition
  • We have to find help.
  • The waves are very big.
  • Conflict
  • You two row the boat!
  • I can scoop out water.
  • Rising Action
  • Why is he waving his coat?
  • The Captain, Correspondent, Oiler, and Cook are in a dingy after their ship sunk.
  • Climax
  • Let's wait until morning to swim to shore.
  • Good idea.
  • The crew sails towards land and the oiler and correspondent row the boat.
  • Falling Action
  • The group spots a lighthouse on the coast and they notice a man waving his coat at them.
  • Resolution
  • More people go to the lighthouse and stand with the man who is waving his coat. The crew stays on the boat overnight and are planning to swim to shore in the morning.
  • There's more people now.
  • The group swims to shore. The Oiler is ahead, followed by the Correspondent, the Cook, and the Captain.
  • The Captain, Cook, and Correspondent make it to shore and are helped by a group of people, but the oiler did not survive.
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