Phaethon by Elie and Olivia

Phaethon by Elie and Olivia

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  • Exposition: Long ago, when the world was just formed, the son of Zeus, Epaphus and the son of Apollo, Phaethon were racing at the edge of a cliff over the deep blue sea. 
  • Without my father there would be no sun.
  • Well, my father is better than yours. He's the king of all the gods and goddesses.
  • Rising Action: 1. The two boys challenged each other on who is the best, based on their fathers. 2. Phaethon gets too carried away by jealously and the attack of his pride, that he begins to lie about his relationship with his father; going so far as to say that Apollo let's him drive his chariot alone, and even makes a promise to Epaphus that he will circle around his roof three times to prove it.
  • Rising Action: 3. He goes on a journey to his father, and Apollo sends his hawks to help him to his throne. 4. After Phaethon tells Apollo his problem, he swears "by the river Styz" that he will do anything to help 5. Phaethon forces Apollo to let him drive the sun chariot
  • Is there anything else--anything at all--that I can help you with?
  • Climax:  Phaethon leaves the palace, driving the sun chariot across the sky
  • Falling Action 1. Caught up in getting the people's attention and proving Epaphus wrong, he drives too close to the sun 2. He then attempts to change course, only to freeze and boil the Earth, killing many people
  • Oh no! What is happening!
  • Resolution: Zeus strikes him when he sees the chaos, killing Phaethon. 
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