Climax isn’t completely correct… According to the Freytag pyramid, and what I’ve been taught in all my English and Theater courses, the climax ofaplot is the turning point in the story, when things could no longer continue as they were, as stated in the article. Certainly, this often IS the most exciting part of the story, but not always. The “and/or the highest point of interest or excitement” is what gets me, because that’s not entirely true. What is most exciting for some is not the most exciting for others, making this qualification much too subjective. WhenIteach this concept to my students,Iuse Finding Nemo. Some of them think the most exciting part is going through the jellyfish. Sure, but Marlin and Dory are still trying to Find Nemo after that, continuing with the rising action, so it can’t be the climax. In Nemo,Ithink it’s when Marlin trusts Nemo to guide the fish in the net to swim down together-Marlin’s entire point of view has changed. Things can no longer continue as they were. In Pinocchio, then, the climax might be when he decides to save Geppetto-he has gone from being easily swayed and choosing “bad” things to choosing something honorable and good.