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Review the opening scenes, the so-called exposition of the film Ready Player One directed by Steven Spielberg (2018); or focus on the opening scenes of the novel Ready Player One by Ernest Cline, if you prefer. (Free pdf on Unit One Reading Module.) 

Compose 250-300 word essay that describes the way the film or novel begins: describe a setting, the tone (camera angles, music, etc. or descriptive language), and any characters and their actions as the story begins. What important issue(s) or themes will develop as the story unfolds? How can you tell? Identify a particular moment or a particular chapter in the opening and analyze what's being set up for us. How does it begin? What does it promise to be about? How do you know? Don't go too far in — the primary conflict scene that usually follows the exposition of a work of fiction identifies the protagonist and antagonist of the story, explains what's at stake, and sets things into motion. 

Your task is to describe one of the scenes in the exposition or the conflict scene in vivid detail. Take us there with you so you can show us what each component — the setting, characters and issues (themes) —  looks like and what action is set in motion. 

Please use the attachment below to help you make sure that you included everything in the paper.

Checklist: WRITING ABOUT PLOT

|_| In the exposition (opening scenes) where are we? What’s the setting?

|_| Who is the protagonist? What does he or she want?

|_| What is the story’s central conflict?

|_| What is at stake for the protagonist in the conflict?

|_| What stands in the way of the protagonist’s easily achieving his or her goal?

|_| Identify the rising action of the plot. What main events or plot complications take place in the story? How does each event relate to the protagonist’s struggle?

|_| At what point does the story build to a crisis? What’s at stake?

|_| Where do you find the story’s climax? What is gained or lost by the protagonist?

|_| Consider how the original conflict has been resolved by the end of the story? What’s its resolution?

|_| Does the protagonist succeed in achieving his or her goals?

|_| What is the impact of success, failure, or a surprising outcome on the protagonist?

|_| Step back and consider the arc of the plot from exposition and conflict, through rising actions and plot complications that lead to a crisis, to the climax and final resolution of the conflict in the story. WHAT THEME EMERGES from the culmination of events? What’s the story ABOUT, to your way of thinking? (Note that there are many answers to this question.)

Checklist: WRITING ABOUT PLOT

In the

exposition

(opening scenes) where are we? What’s the setting?

Who is the protagonist? What does he or she wan

t?

What is the story’s central

conflict

?

What is at stake for the protagonist in the conflict?

What stands in the way of the protagonist’s easily achieving his or her goal?

Identify the

rising act

ion

of the plot. What main events or

plot complications

take place in

the story? How does each event relate to the protagonist’s struggle?

At what point does the story build to a

crisis

? What’s at stake?

Where do you fi

nd the story’s

climax

?

What is gained or lost by the protagonist?

Consider how

the

original

conflict

has been

resolved

by the end of the story

?

What’s its

resolution

?

Does the protagonist succee

d in achieving his or her goals?

What is the impact of success, failure, or a surprising outcome on the protagonist?

Step back and consider the arc of the plot from exposition and conflict, through rising

actions and plot complications that lead to a crisis, to the climax and final resolution of the

conflict in the story. WHAT THEME EMERGES from the

culmination of events? What’s the

story ABOUT, to your way of thinking? (Note that there are many answers to this question.)

Checklist: WRITING ABOUT PLOT

In the exposition (opening scenes) where are we? What’s the setting?

Who is the protagonist? What does he or she want?

What is the story’s central conflict?

What is at stake for the protagonist in the conflict?

What stands in the way of the protagonist’s easily achieving his or her goal?

Identify the rising action of the plot. What main events or plot complications take place in

the story? How does each event relate to the protagonist’s struggle?

At what point does the story build to a crisis? What’s at stake?

Where do you find the story’s climax? What is gained or lost by the protagonist?

Consider how the original conflict has been resolved by the end of the story? What’s its

resolution?

Does the protagonist succeed in achieving his or her goals?

What is the impact of success, failure, or a surprising outcome on the protagonist?

Step back and consider the arc of the plot from exposition and conflict, through rising

actions and plot complications that lead to a crisis, to the climax and final resolution of the

conflict in the story. WHAT THEME EMERGES from the culmination of events? What’s the

story ABOUT, to your way of thinking? (Note that there are many answers to this question.)