In the three stories you have read thus far in the Challenges and Turning Points unit, you have seen conflicts that appear to have no clear resolution. In “Eveline” and “The Train from Rhodesia,” the main character does nothing at the end of the story. Both Eveline and the young woman on the train remain in conditions that entrap and depress them. In “The Rocking-Horse Winner,” Paul dies after his efforts to gain a fortune for his mother. Each story ends abruptly after its turning point, but is it possible for these kinds of conflicts to spur change in a character after the plot line of the story ends? Choose one of the three stories and explain why there probably will or will not be a change in a character as a result of the conflict. Use examples from the story to support your position.
here are the stories 🙂
- “Eveline,” “The Rocking-Horse Winner,” and “The Train from Rhodesia”