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In the mid-early semeter, Mrs. Stollar Slover had everyone read back-to-back short stories. One of these short stories was called, the Bet. When we were finished with the novel, the teacher had us work on a Theme Diagram. In this diagram, we answered three big questions.


  1. How does the protagonist change throughout the story?

Summary of my response: The protagonist enters the bet with pride comes out insane.


  1. How is the story's main conflict resolved?

Summary of my response: The lawyer ends the bet and doesn't accept the money.


  1. What does the title of the story suggest?

Summary of my response: It was the bet that shaped the entire plot of the story.