Nice list of dramatic plot situations! My current WIP sits in revenge category. 🙂
My husband and I watch a lot of action and superhero movies. Did I mention that he’s 10? A suggestion that we watch something with an actual plot earns the “Really? Do I have to?” face.
Well, I’m a good sport, so last night we watched the latest Mad Max Fury Something or Another. I shouldn’t say it doesn’t have a plot, because of course it does (spoiler alert):
Loner Hero Captured
Loner Hero Escapes
Loner Hero Helps Beautiful Woman Save Beautiful Women
Bad Guys Killed
I know, you’re shocked! Who would have thought?
In the early 19th century, Georges Polti compiled a list of 36 dramatic situations after studying Greek and French literature. Shorter lists also exist, but Polti’s outline has endured to this day. I have difficulty thinking of a story that isn’t a spin on one of his…
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