-Time: 1840 to 1849 "The Great Famine"
-Place: Rural Western Ireland
-Major (stock) characters:
-Maurice Daughton: the Protagonist
-Dennis Mullin: the Buddy
-The Widow Mullin: the Love Interest
-Why are we telling this story?
-To describe the character of Famine Irish immigrants.
-Initiation of action: Maurice needs to get married.
-Steps to achieve goal: Maurice meets Dennis' mother.
-Results of protagonist's actions: Maurice commissions the Matchmaker.
-Crisis: Maurice wants to ask Margaret to marry him.
-Reaction: Margaret declines but has an alternative proposal
-What have we learned?
-Famine Irish were survivors.