In the study of literature and the analysis of plot, falling action is what occurs directly after the climax. Falling action occurs before and leads to the denouement. More » Education Writing Literary Writing

In "The Great Gatsby," as Daisy and Gatsby renew their former love, their reunion in Nick's house and their afternoons spent in Gatsby's mansion, far from her husband, are part of the rising action. This plot element gen... More » Art & Literature Literature

The falling action in "Romeo and Juliet" starts to happen in Act III, Scene ii,- after Romeo kills Tybalt. Juliet becomes confused as to what to feel because her new secret husband is now banished from Verona while her b... More » Art & Literature Literature Plays
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