By cbirch
  • Exposition

    A teenager named Huck Porter who loves to to play poker in Caldwell, Neveda. Now he is trying to win back his dead father's watch that was stolen by his high school math teacher. The only problem is his mother disapproval of him gambling.
  • Rising Action

    Rising Action
    Huck doesn't like his math teacher not only for him stealing, but him trying to trick students into failing their exams. Also, he shows off Huck's father's watch that should've been given to Huck.
  • Rising Action

    Rising Action
    When participating in a community tournament, he makes a few friends through adversity. He wears a disguise so his math teacher doesn't recognize Huck. He earns 14 dollars his first night. His mother finds out, but now she understands why Huck is doing this.
  • Rising Action

    Rising Action
    The last few games and Huck seems always to have less money than his competitors. Slightly, Huck starts to earn money and he gets to second place in the whole competition.
  • Climax

    The final round between Huck and Mr. Abott. Now competiting not only for a spot in the Las Vegas tournament, but the ownership of his father's watch. At the end of the match, Huck ends winning most of the earnings and then Mr. Abbott then forfeits.
  • Falling Action

    Falling Action
    Huck comes home with his father's pendant in his hands. His mother now regrets having him not gamble for his father before. The tournament begins after school is over.
  • Resolution

    He goes to Mr. Abbott's room to talks to Mr. Abbott about how he changed his life and how he got angry at him all the time.
  • Indirect Characterization

    "I kept my eyes glued on Abbott, trying to read him."(Valponi 3)
    This tells me that Huck is tring ot understand what he is thinking and if he feels guilt.
    "I shouted, with more sweat rolling down my face."(Valponi 3)
    This shows me that he is nervous.
  • Direct Characterization

    "I was scared to death, Cassidy was the last person I wanted to talk to"(Valponi 122)
    The text states that Huck was scared.
    "'There wouldn't be a day where I wouldn't miss Dad over anything"(Valponi 160) The author writes that Huck really misses his Dad than anything.