Analyzing plot structure of the short film “The Crush”
Major conflict: The little boy tries to express his love for his teacher and challenges her fiancé to a shoot-out to make him give up on her because he thinks that man does not deserve her.
Rising actions: The little boy gives his teacher a toy ring to confess his feeling for her; the little boy sees a real engagement ring on his teacher hand; the little boy challenges his teacher’s fiancé to a shoot-out.
Climax: The little boy uses a gun to force his teacher’s fiancé to give up on her, the man is scared of death and really does so.
Falling actions: The little boy shoots but it turns out to be a toy gun; the teacher sees her fiancé is a coward, she realizes that he does not really love her and throws the engagement ring on him; the little boy and his teacher walk home hand in hand.
The film starts with the screen of a classroom. The little boy named Ardal has a crush on his teacher, Ms. Purdy. After class, he gives her a toy ring to show her his feeling. After that, when going out, Ardal bumps into Ms. Purdy, he sees a real engagement ring on her hand and also her fiance. Ms. Purdy is going to get married with the man. One day, Ardal meets his teacher fiance after class and challenges him to a shoot-out, the man thinks Ardal is kidding and pretends to accept. The next day, Ardal steals his father’s gun and use it to threaten his teacher’s fiance. He forces the man to give up the wedding because he thinks the man does not deserve his teacher. The man is scared to death and finally he says that he will not marry Ms. Purdy. Ardal shoots the man but it turns out to be a toy gun. That is when Ms. Purdy realizes her fiance is just a coward and he does not really love her but himself. She throws the engagement ring on him and leaves with Ardal.
Writing about your impression of the film
“The Crush” is really a meaningful short film. Every detail of it makes the audience strongly impressed, but to me, I...