Do you know what a thearchetype is? Some people think it is the Main Character. The Dramatica Theory will guide us through the Journey of
The Guy in Trouble
The, in a well structured dramatic plot, is that that is presented with a problem to solve when the Point of Attack is triggered.
Theusually carries 2 main dramatic functions to the (or players) that it influences throughout the story. Those functions will guide his personality to follow some actions that are always attached to a . Those are:
Pursuit and Consider
His job, from the moment a problem is presented, is to try to solve that problem.
If theshould decide not to solve the problem, then there would be no story.
In other words,
A STORY ONLY EXISTS BECAUSE ITSIS TRYING TO SOLVE A PROBLEM
In order to solve the presented problem, theuses physical skills and mental skills.
Physical skills = Pursuit
Using his physical skills theruns after the solution of the main problem.
Mental skills = Consideration
Using mental skills (Analysis, or Evaluation) thetries to estimate the situation over and over to find the solution or means for the solution of the problem.
|Luke Skywalker||Star Wars|
|Dorothy||The Wizard of Oz|
|Harry Potter||All stories|
|William of Baskerville||The name of the Rose|
|Indiana Jones||all movies|
|Most villains in||James Bond stories.|
|James T. Kirk||Star Trek|
|Simba||The Lion King|
Theis the diametral opposite archetype of the , therefore, they play opposite functions in the story.
Not all characters features need to be opposite to the each other when dealing with opposite archetypes, but it is advised that a few evident ones are designed for that matter. This way the reader/viewer can spot them more easily.
Most good stories have more one or more sub-plots running along with the main plot. The protagonists for all plots don’t have to be the same.
The following is a great explanation about the
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