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The Diamond as Big as the Ritz Three Act Plot Analysis

By F. Scott Fitzgerald

Three Act Plot Analysis

Act I

John leaves his home for St. Midas' prep. He meets Percy and then travels with him to his home in Montana.

Act II

John spends the summer with the Washingtons. He falls in love with Kismine and then discovers that he is to be killed. He wakes in the middle of the night and finds men in the hallway outside his door.


The ch√Ęteau is under an air strike. John escapes to the woods with Kismine and her sister, watches it all go up in flames, and then plans for his future.