The Day the Cisco Kid Shot John Wayne Plot Diagram

The Day the Cisco Kid Shot John Wayne Plot Diagram
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  • Exposition
  • You think you're too good for us just because you finished high school and have a job in town! My God! We grew up in the country. 
  • Inciting Incident
  • He's only a first grader, just think how tough he's going to be when he's older
  • Rising Action
  • No, I don't like you because you're a sniveler
  • You hate me because I don't speak Spanish and I have yellow hair.
  • Junior and his family move from Los Rafas into town. Uncle Luis is angry at Papa because of living in town. He argues that their whole family grew up in the country and how Junior will have to live in the English-speaking world. Papa argues that he will be much closer to his work and how the difference is only five miles. Grandma tells Luis that Papa is a grown man and can live wherever he wants. This argument created a disruption in the family that lasted for a long time
  • Climax
  • You have two choices, young man. Go to the matinee with Denver or stay in your room
  • Junior attends his first day at school and is at recess. Chango yells, "Ojos largos!" Chango and his friends circled around Junior because he stepped on his shoes. Junior denied the fact that he did, causing Chango to swing his arm at him. However, Junior has grown up with older cousins and tripped Chango over his leg. Chango fell and was surprised that Junior defended himself so he invited Junior to Los Indios, the gang.
  • Falling Action
  • He's not what you think. Just because he doesn't speak Spanish doesn't mean he can't be one of us. He's an Indian from Oklahoma.
  • Before this scene, Los Indios chased Denver every day after school. One day, the gang tricked Denver and caught him on surprise. 4 kids from Los Indios went the way Denver expected them to, meanwhile Chango and Junior waited behind the tamaracks. Denver realized that he hasn't escaped them, letting Chango take the opportunity to surprise him. Junior described the fight as a very small one. Only a couple punches and a bloody nose. Los Indios decided not to fight back because they described Denver as a sissy. 
  • Resolution
  • ¡Maten los gringos!
  • After Denver's mother talked to Junior's mom about how it would be nice for Denver to join Los Indios at the movies on Saturday. Junior disliked that suggestion greatly, but couldn't say anything because Mama ignored him and paid attention to Denver's mother.  When Junior went inside his house, he "screamed and kicked my heels and even cried—but to no avail." Papa told him he had two choices: go to the matinee, or stay home (and get a good belting)
  • Reluctantly, Junior agreed to take Denver to the matinee on Saturday. As they were about to arrive, Denver stops Junior and says "your gang is waiting." Once Denver said that, Junior started to get nervous about how he was going to explain to Los Indios on why Denver was with him. When Chango saw Denver, he immediately started asking questions on why he was here. On impulse, Junior lied about Denver being an Indian from Oklahoma
  • When Los Indios believed that Denver was an Indian from Oklahoma, Chango ordered Denver to get the hard candy that lasted a long time. When Los Indios and Denver went in the theater, Junior told Denver that it is extremely crucial for him to learn Spanish. The climactic attack in The Alamo started and they all chanted "Kill the gringos!" in Spanish. Junior was pleased when two different cultures were yelling things that in one would and the other wouldn't be said. Later in his years, he realized that as he befriended aliens, he started to be an alien.
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