Read the outline for a narrative essay.
I. The characters and setting are described.
Three young people are sitting in a coffee shop soon after World War II.
II. The characters encounter a problem.
They notice a veteran in the street.
He seems to be wounded and is asking people for money.
III. The characters consider the issue.
The group asks the veteran to join them, and they listen to his story.
The former soldier describes the challenges he has faced since the war.
IV. The characters deal with the issue.
The group offers to take him to a hospital for veterans.
The veteran does not want to go to the hospital because he worries it will cost too much money.
V. The characters reflect on the issue.
At the hospital, the veteran thanks the young people for their help.
Which plot element belongs in the fourth paragraph of this outline?
the rising action
the conflict resolution