Why not simply a number of stout bandits standing across the breadth of the road holding pikes (or perhaps large pointed sticks) pointing towards the cart? Pikes/sticks are dug into the ground at the blunt end. Easy for a bandit group to make such a roadblock, conceivable that a determined rush could break through.
One might object to the use of a felled ...
Defnitions of the term 'dénouement' differ, as shown in the listings on Wordnik - with the term being variously defined as both 'final resolution' and as 'outcome':
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
noun The final resolution or clarification of a dramatic or
noun The events following the climax of a ...
From a strictly definitional standpoint, the other answers here do an outstanding job, but some good popular examples would be revealing. I feel this is best illustrated by a series of examples. WARNING this may contain spoilers.
In the movie Lucky Number Slevin (a slightly obscure favorite of mine), the resolution is the main character, Slevin ...
According to my dictionary 'The Collins school dictionary'
'The denouement of a story is the explanation at the end of it of something that has previously been unclear or kept secret.'
While Resolution has several definitions, the relevant one I feel being:
'The resolution of a problem is the solving of it.'
It doesn't specifically mention in a story but it'...
Start with a dictionary instead of google.
From the Cambridge dictionary entry for "denouement":
the end of a story, in which everything is explained, or the end result of a situation
It is the end of the story.
From the Cambridge dictionary entry for "resolution":
the act of solving or ending a problem or difficulty
The denouement (...
It seems to me the readers have already provided the way to avoid the problem: if the problem is the protocol wasn't established, then establish it. How the writer establishes it depends on how they want the characters to handle it:
How was the protocol communicated initially to the whole team? A letter, email, or memo? A meeting of the whole team? Personal ...
You can carry the same subject through multiple actions in the same sentence without repeating "she" (or her name) over and over again; the subject in each additional clause should be clear to the reader. Something like:
Jane opened her eyes and reached out toward her screeching alarm, fumbling as always to silence it before it woke the neighbor's ...
Write the first draft.
Then go back and revise according to whether it sounds right, and all the pronouns have a clear referent.
After you revise to make sure you have a coherent plot and clear characterization and a distinctive setting.
This is because you could revise this passage twenty times to get the pronouns right, and then realize the whole thing has ...
You can either use the character's name or some noun ("female", "woman", "girl", "teenager", that person's profession).
HOWEVER, I should mention it's not something really necesary.
It can feel you are being repetitive, but only because you are writting and reading the text over and over. For the reader, it's not that ...