Beginning, middle, the end is easily defined as the three parts that make up a story or a diagram. Many elements must be included in the beginning, middle, and end, and when they are all put together, you have a complete story or a diagram. As the below chart illustrates, 'The Beginning' is the first part of the story. The writer captures the reader's attention, either with a great opening line, a detailed description of the character or setting, or a glimpse into the topic, problem, or theme of the story. 'The Middle' is where the bulk of the story rests. It explains the topic, gives important key details, and holds the reader's attention, but most importantly, we reach the climax or turning point of the story. 'The End' is where the story comes close; it is the conclusion and solution to the problem. It is where the character learns a lesson or comes to terms with the events of what happened.