In this text message conversation I’ve made, you can see how the climax is resolved in Matched, by Ally Condie. Towards the middle of the book, the problem is introduced to us: Cassia has to choose between following her heart or following the rules. Cassia contemplates the decision carefully, and after knowing what was at stake, she makes an informed decision to follow her heart. I chose to make text messages, because I think this is a very clear way to represent the ‘antagonist’, the society, in the series. Cassia makes statements for what she believes, but the officials kept waving it away, showing the society does not think much of an individual’s idea. This proves that in this ‘utopian’ world, the government wants to be in control of everything, and being different is highly frowned upon. Cassia is the only one ever to think maybe the community isn’t perfect, and this thought shapes her character, and the choice she makes will resolve the climax.


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