PLOT SUMMARIES OF ELEONORA
Eleonora is about an unnamed narrator and his love life. The narrator lives with Eleonora, his cousin and his aunt. Their valley is isolated from others and no strangers ever enter it. The narrator only knows Eleonora, his aunt and the valley. This valley is named as the valley of the colored grasses and it is described as a paradise of fragrant flowers, fantastic trees, and a "River of Silence”. They live there together for fifteen years before they realize that love has knocked their hearts. The valley represents the love, and its value to them. The conflict of the story is that Eleonora falls sick. Therefore, she is afraid that when death invites her, she needs to leave the valley. Moreover, she feels afraid that the narrator will leave the valley and fall in love with someone else. Thus, the narrator swears that he will never marry another woman for his entire life. After her death, the valley begins to lose its warmth. The narrator does leave the valley to a strange city and eventually falls in love with a woman. The narrator marries the woman without guilt. Soon, Eleonora appears from beyond her grave and gives the couple her blessing towards the couple.
EXPOSITION: The narrator lives with his cousin named Eleonora and aunt in "The Valley of the Many-Colored Grass," a place that full of fragrant flowers, fantastic trees, and a "River of Silence." It remains reserved from the footsteps of strangers, so they live isolated but happy. INCITING INCIDENT: After living together for fifteen years, the narrator and Eleonora realize that they have falling in love. RISING ACTION: Eleonora is sick and afraid that when death invites her, the narrator will leave the valley and fall in love with someone else. Therefore, the narrator swears that he will never marry anyone else. CLIMAX: The narrator moves to a strange city and falls with a woman named Ermengarde after Eleonora’s death and marries the woman without guilt. FALLING ACTION:...
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