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The Killers

The Killers

by Ernest Hemingway

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.

Act I

The scene with the killers in the lunchroom.

Act II

The scene between Ole and Nick in the boarding house.

Act III

The scene back in the lunchroom with Sam, George, and Nick.

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