Analysis: Three Act Plot Analysis
For a three-act plot analysis, put on your screenwriter’s hat. Moviemakers know the formula well: at the end of Act One, the main character is drawn in completely to a conflict. During Act Two, she is farthest away from her goals. At the end of Act Three, the story is resolved.
Louisa agrees to marry Bounderby, even though she does not love him, and rejects Sissy's friendship
The bank robbery is discovered; Louisa agrees to meet Harthouse for a tryst but instead shows up at her father's house, tells him everything, and collapses
Tom turns out to be the thief and is shipped abroad; Louisa separates from Bounderby and tries to rebuild her life and mind