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MonkeyNotes-Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier
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CONFLICT

Protagonist - The protagonist is Inman, around whom most of the struggle and action centers. Cold Mountain is about his journey home from the ravages of the Civil War. He can be compared to Homerís Odysseus as he meets trials along his way, wanting to return to his love. He longs for his home, Cold Mountain, and Ada who is experiencing her own internal odyssey toward self discovery.

Antagonist - The antagonist of Inman is the series of dangers he must survive. These come in the form of man (most notably, Teague), animal and nature. There are multiple antagonistic situations rather than a single antagonist. Inman exhibits cunning, bravery and especially endurance as he overcomes all challenges to reach Ada.


Climax - The climax occurs when Inman, who has survived being hunted throughout his travels, finally reaches Ada and finds himself at gunpoint rather than in an embrace. The climax lingers as Inman and Ada, both considerably changed by their recent circumstances, become reacquainted and consummate their love.

Outcome - The climax ends in tragedy. After planning their life of married bliss, Inman dies in Adaís arms after being shot by a young follower of Teague. The tragic events unfold quickly as the story comes to an end. The novel cannot be described as a tragedy though, because Ada ends up with Inmanís child and his love of the idyllic lifestyle on Cold Mountain.

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