The stoic boy gets the girl


The above curve represents, in Kurt Vonnegut’s mode of story analysis, a representation of the story, “Moment of Vengeance” by Elmore Leonard. In the very early story, they allude to an earlier elevation of the protagonist. I decided to include that because it was discussed, although the associated action was already finalized. Afterward, there is a rapid decent as it becomes clear to the reader that Treat is incapable of preventing Korgeson and his men from taking his wife and Korgeson’s daughter.

That portion is the early fall in the line. After the fall, despite more attempts to break Treat’s resolve, he proves himself to be a hearty, stoic, western hero capable of withstanding, and even combating the adversity thrown at him. His station is, despite external circumstances, the same for that whole portion because he lacks his wife, his sole object. The whole scene against Korgeson’s men is a relatively flat spot despite being the beginning of the climax.

The rise at the end to above the starting point is based on the fact that now, in addiction to getting his wife back, Treat has won the grudging approval of her father so they will be able to live their lives without his interference. Additionally, Treat has proven himself the worthy victor who will do far more than just provide, as Korgeson said that he feared was all Treat was capable of.