the degree to which the Influence Character feels compelled to remain on the quest
In order for a story to work, the Influence Character's Resolve must be the inverse of the Main Character's Resolve. If the Main Character's Resolve is
Changed then the Influence Character's Resolve is
Steadfast. If the MC Resolve is
Steadfast then the IC Resolve is
Changed. You cannot write a story where both paradigms shift and hope to have it mean anything. The Audience keys in on this dynamic to make sense of the story you told them.
Influence Character Resolve
Form does not determine structure; the same psychological process that fuels film also runs through the bloodstream of television.
Does Woody really have a change of heart...or does he strengthen his resolve?
An effective character arc measures both the growth and resolve of the point-of-view.
Structure grants meaning and gives purpose to a complete story.