10En2 – Mr Dettman – The Betrayal PLAN

For Wednesday (one night!), prepare a PLAN for our Betrayal narratives.

Research – using Google – either an Historical ‘betrayal’ of some kind, or borrow from a well-known fictional source, an equally famous act of betrayal, and structure your Plan around the following areas.  It must be detailed enough to write from, within the next two lessons.

1. The introduction should start ‘in media res’ (in the action), with the protagonist experiencing emotion of some kind.  (This should be based on the piece we completed in class today).  It should have a form or Narrative Hook, whether enigmatic; sensory or descriptive.

2. The story should flashback, and should give a background to the act of betrayal itself – it mustn’t simply be descriptive and dry, but should catch the reader’s interest.  How will you most effectively do this?  Remember, all the best narratives, are about interesting characters!  Perhaps a character description of the antagonist would get the reader interested.

3. The narrative should have a climax (as we know all good narratives do – remember our narrative ‘arc’).

4. The narrative should flashforward to the resolution.  (Perhaps you may not even want to leave the matter resolved.  Historically, some betrayers get away scot-free!)

Extension: You might want to plan in a ‘dual narrative’, e.g. from both protagonist and antagonist’s points of view, to keep the reader guessing, or feeling sympathetic for both!

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3 thoughts on “10En2 – Mr Dettman – The Betrayal PLAN

  1. Josh Hobson

    My betrayal is about a mafia boss called Gotti being betrayed by on of his most loyal and closest servant in first person.
    intro: The intro should start off with the bull being told to racketeer a store that was’t paying their bills and getting the order of the don Gambino ( Gotti) and he will get paid handsomely.

    the flash back: The flash back should start off with the servant just being hired and welcomed into the family just after Gotti was welcomed into the family and how everyone was nice to him. Also it should have Gotti and the bull (the servant) working together on their first racketeering job.

    The climax: This should be the bull going to the FBI to testify against the Gambino family instead of the racketeering job.

    The resolution: In the end this should finish with the jury going in favour of the bull and Gotti going to prison. Then the government giving witness protection for the bull.

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  2. Josh Hobson

    This peace has been edited
    My betrayal is about a mafia boss called Gotti being betrayed by one of his most loyal and closest servant.

    This peace will be in first person
    intro: The intro should start off with the bull being told to racketeer a store that was’t paying their bills. This order was commanded by don Gambino ( Gotti).

    the flash back: The flash back should start off with the bull just being hired and welcomed into the family, just before this Gotti was welcomed into the family. Also this should have Gotti and the bull working together on their first racketeering job.

    The climax: This should be the bull going to the FBI to testify against the Gambino family instead of the racketeering job.

    The resolution: In the end this should finish with the jury going in favour of the bull and Gotti going to prison. Then the government giving witness protection for the bull.

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  3. Clark Baker

    My narrative is about a boy who promises his friend to give him the niggest piece of a cake but gives it to another person in the end.
    My narrative starts with a flashforward, where the guy who wants the piece of cake experiences manly rage.
    In my flashback i tell the reader something about how the promise between the two friends arised.
    My klimax is that i will slowly get to the highlight of the story where the guy gives the biggest piece of cake to another person.
    My resolution will be that the guy tells his friend why he didnt give the biggest piece of cake to him.

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