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Character Arc Snapshots #2


In The Matrix, Neo (or Mr. Anderson) begins the story firmly set with his Main Character Problem of Disbelief. He doesn’t believe he amounts to much of anything, a point-of-view that keeps him from taking any chances. Influenced by Morpheus and Trinity, Mr. Anderson becomes Neo by employing his Solution of Faith.

Character Arc Story Points for Neo

In Dramatica, character arc is seen as a combination of two key story points, the Main Character Resolve and the Main Character Growth. The first defines the state or binary definition of the arc: what is the Main Character's paradigm at the end of the story compared to their paradigm at the beginning? The second defines the process or analog definiton of the arc: how did they grow to that final state?

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