Portrait of a Lady

Inciting Event: Isabella turns down her first marriage proposal.

First Plot Point: Isabella’s uncle dies and leaves her a fortune.

First Pinch Point: Madame Merle tells Osmond to marry Isabella.

Midpoint: Osmond proposes.

Second Pinch Point: Isabella’s cousin returns, dying.

Third Plot Point: Isabella decides to defy her husband’s selfish wishes for his daughter’s marriage.

Climax: Word comes that Isabella’s cousin, back in England, is near death.

Climactic Moment: Isabella returns to her husband in Italy.

Resolution: Casper Goodwood is taken under Henrietta’s wing.

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