Plot Dynamic

Bad

The Main Character ultimately fails in resolving his personal problems

This dynamic defines where the Author sees the story developing from an objective point-of-view. In this case, that Plot Dynamic would be The Main Character ultimately fails in resolving his personal problems. For example:

  • a group of Americans finds the screams of the innocent still haunting them
  • a group of prisoners loses everything near and dear to them
  • a group of children becomes the villain everyone needs

Original Dramatica® Definition:

If at the end of the story the Main character is still nagged by his personal problem, then the judgment of the story can be considered bad. Even though the effort to achieve the story's goal may result in success, this is not necessarily a good thing for the Main Character. In fact success might be obtained in the objective story even though the Main Character fails to resolve his personal problems. Conversely, the effort to achieve the story goal might end in failure, yet with the Main Character ultimately overcoming his personal problems. Regardless of whether the objective story ends in Success or Failure, if the Main Character fails to resolve his personal problems, the outcome is deemed Bad.

Storyform Connections

The following narratives share a similiar of Bad:

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