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57 Take a look at Freytag’s Pyramid below. It shows how to analyse the plot of a story. READING 21 a Read the story of The Tortoise and the Hare below. Use Freytag’s Pyramid to help you put the parts in the right order and label them with the stages of the pyramid. b Many traditional tales have a message or a moral at the end. What is the moral of this story? Discuss what you think it means. c The hare was embarrassed at being beaten by the tortoise and had to endure the laughter and teasing of all the other animals. “Call yourself fast?” they called to him. “You were beaten by a tortoise!” A The hare had to admit he had been boastful and proud, and he promised to change his ways. The tortoise just winked at the hare and told him, “Slow and steady wins the race!” B The next morning, the two set off for the race, watched by all the other animals. The hare thought it all a great joke and lay down under a tree for a nap, thinking he would have plenty of time to beat the tortoise later. The tortoise, meanwhile, was walking slow and steady on his way. C At midday, the tortoise passed the sleeping hare. He plodded along 6 the road and was nearing the finishing line when the hare awoke. Suddenly, he saw the tortoise about to pass the finishing line. He raced to catch up, but was just too late. The tortoise had won the race! D Once upon a time, there was a hare who was always boasting how he could run faster than anyone else. He was forever teasing the tortoise for being slow. One day, the tortoise had heard enough and he challenged the hare to a race, which made the hare laugh aloud. E Exposition introduction of setting, characters, plot background Resolution conflict resolved, normality returns, justice is done Climax major event, a turning point in the story Rising action conflict develops, tension rises Falling action tension decreases, conflict is reduced  6  to plod along the road: die Straße entlangstapfen/-trotten Nur zu Prüfzwecken – Eigentum des Verlags öbv