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Character Arc Snapshots #3

William Wallace

In Braveheart, William Wallace is driven to make others Consider a different way of living, one that doesn’t bow down to English rule. This is his Problem, seen here as a source of motivation. While occasionally given to Reconsider his position, he stands fast. His fierce violence and dedication eventually forces his Influence Character Robert the Bruce to make the significant paradigm shift of the story (Changed).

Character Arc Story Points for William Wallace

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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