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The easiest and first thing anyone learns when they first arrive at Dramatica, the Motivations of the Overall Story Characters indicate what drives them to do the things they do. Motivations like Pursuit and Avoid and Conscience and Temptation tell an Audience what they can expect from that character. The Motivations work in concert with three other aspects of character--Methodologies, Evaluations, and Purposes to help round out the characters in a story.

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