By 35801
  • Exposition: setting

    It was winter time in the Klondike in the North on a bleak, January day. It was very frigid, about sixty degrees below zero.
  • Exposition: characterization

    Tom Vincent was a stubborn man. He was a “strapping young fellow, big-boned and big-muscled, with faith in himself and in the strength of his head and hands.”
  • Rising Action 1

    Tom Vincent sits down to eat a snack and his fingers turn numb from being out of his glove for less than a minute.
  • Rising Action 2

    Tom spits on the snow and it immediately crackles.
  • Rising Action 3

    Tom Vincent reassures himself that he is stronger than the elements.
  • Climax

    Tom falls into the water.
  • Falling Action

    Tom Vincent decides to build a fire.
  • Falling Action 2

    Tom Vincent decides that burned hands are better than dead hands and lights his hand on fire.
  • Resolution

    Tom Vincent makes it home alive.