The Machine that Won the War

The Machine that Won the War

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Storyboard by Travis Allen

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  • Resolution: The End
  • The Machine that Won the War by Issac Asimov
  • Do you hear them celebrating that MultiVac won the war?
  • Exposition: The Beginning
  • Do you have a problem with what they are saying?
  • The irony of the story is that each of the 3 main characters thought that the other 2 were using MutiVacs data to fight the war, but each was using their own intuition to win the war, and they were all successful.
  • An Ironic Short Story
  • The location is underground, after Earth has won a war again Deneb. Most are praising MultiVac, a computer for winning the war. But the 3 main characters : Henderson, Swift, and Jablonsky know differently. They begin to discuss what really won the war.
  • Falling Action: Winding Down
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  • Climax: The High Point of the Story
  • Rising Action: Introduction of the Problem or Conflict
  • Based on the intuition used by each Henderson, Swift and Jab..., the Ear won the war. All three characters thought they it was their actions alone won the war.
  • The main characters each discuss when they thought all was lost.They each decided that the data that was provided by Multivac was not reliable, so they each followed their own intuition. Swift even flipped a coin to determine what to do in battle.
  • Henderson, Swift, and Jab.... are conflicted because they know what won the war. The conflict is:what really won the war, computer vs.fate/intuition. They discuss how they also helped to win the war.
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