Amya RandallEnglish 12, Bell 8January 24, 2018Short StoryDenouement in “Old Glory” Denouement refers to the ending or the final part of a story, where the conflict and climax come together to be resolved. In this story, “Old Glory” uses denouement, which presents a situational irony that adds to the attitudes and feelings of the characters. In the story, “Old Glory” the author uses attitudes to show his attitude that he had towards his great-grandfather. On page one paragraph, one the grandson states, “My grandfather was the craziest man I ever met. Sometimes it was embarrassing to even have him be part of the family.” The way that the grandson expresses his feelings and how he feels about his grandfather. The reader can tell that he has a bad attitude towards his great-grandfather. The narrator uses feelings to show how the grandson had felt about his grandfather. On page 2, paragraph one the grandson states, “This was no news. It was one of the reasons my mother was so upset when he moved in. I felt sorry for her. Thirty years of Gran-Da was my idea of a real nightmare.” I feel that the grandson did not too much care for his grandfather, which was obvious for the readers reading “Old Glory” If you were to take the conflict that had happened in the story and apply it to 2018, I feel that it would maybe be the same outcome. Back then, you were somewhat able to say and or show how you feel, but there were certain restrictions and laws. Now, you are able to say and show your beliefs and or feelings without having some of the harsh consequences they were going on back then. In conclusion, the denouement was created by using feelings and attitude. Denouement refers to the ending or the final part of a story, where the conflict and climax come together to be resolved. In the story, “Old Glory” the author uses situational irony to bring the conflict and the climax together.