By Dan Harmon Okay, here's that part where the self appointed guru tells you exactly what needs to happen and when. I hope I've made it clear to you before I do that that the REAL structure of any good story is simply circular - a descent into the unknown and eventual return - and that any specific descriptions of that process are specific to you and your story.
Most good stories start with a fundamental list of ingredients: Great writers sometimes shake up the recipe and add some spice.
Mallard has a weak heart. This is the setup we need to know for all the events to come, as well as being a piece of characterization.
The fact that Mrs. Mallard has a weak heart changes the way everybody has to behave to her. Just in case we forget, should she get a shock at any point, she could die. This results in instant and constant dramatic tension. Mallard dies and Mrs.
Not only has her husband died, Mrs. Mallard could very well die too upon hearing the news. His death puts them both in danger.
Mallard mourns and tries to deal with her unusual feelings. In the case of this story, the complication stage itself embodies the idea of complicated.
Instead of refusing to believe the news or take it in, she instantly grasps it and cries her eyes out, before going off to be alone. Mallard declares that she is free. Mallard struggles with her grief, and then also struggles with a piece of new knowledge coming at her.
After the tragedy of hearing such bad news, and managing such changing emotions of grief and abandonment, Mrs. Mallard is so overwhelmed by her feeling of freedom that she can barely whisper.
Mallard comes out of her room, meets her sister, and starts to go down the stairs. She sweeps out of her room like a new person, stronger for her grief, and excited about her life ahead.
Mallard walks in, far from dead, shocking everyone. Suddenly, a totally unexpected thing happens: Even though Josephine and Richards are surprised too, they try to keep Mrs.
Mallard from receiving the shock. Conclusion Doctors say Mrs. Mallard died of joy. We readers have to piece together the fact that Mrs. Mallard has died based on what we know about her the weak hearther shock on seeing Mr. Mallard has passed away.
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