"High Noon in Mayberry" Analogy (character (Indirect…
"High Noon in Mayberry" Analogy
dramatic: We knew that Barney, Otis, and Gomer were "spying or protecting" on Andy before Andy knew
situational: Luke did not come to shoot or get revenge on Andy like Barney thought he was
Exposition - Andy, Barney, Otis, and Gomer are the characters introduced. The setting is in the town Mayberry. The conflict introduced is that Luke is coming back to town and Barney is concerned for the safety of Andy.
Rising Action - Barney has Otis and Gomer spy on Andy, making sure he is safe from Luke. When Luke returns to town, Andy has Aunt B and Opie go to another place while Andy and Luke meet up.
Climax - Andy and Luke meet up and Barney, Otis, and Gomer crash the meeting. The situational irony is shown.
Falling Action - Barney, Otis, and Gomer are tied up and learn Luke's intentions on visiting Andy.
Resolution - Barney explains why he was looking out for Andy and they agreed not to bring up the situation again. Otis comes by and brings up the situation. Andy and Barney tell Otis to forget about what happened.
Round Character: Barney
Static Character: Otis
Flat Character: Opie and Aunt Bea
Protagonist: Andy Griffith
Barney: It shows that Barney is very loyal to Andy and cares about him. He also shows that he is stubborn because even after Andy repeatedly said no to his ideas he proceeded to do so.
Otis: Otis is cowardly because when Barney asked him to become a deputy he kept declining his offer. When they were off to protect Andy, he tried to make excuses to avoid going.
Andy: In this episode, Andy shows that he is very trusting and humble when he refuses to bring/use weapons when meeting Luke.
Gomer: Gomer shows that he is lacking intelligence because he doesn't understand when Barney says to "clothes the door quietly."
Counterargument: Andy opposes Barney's plan to bring weapons and protect Andy from Luke.