In Story, Things Aren't What They Seem

A quick look at a basic mechanic of story.

There is only one plot — things are not what they seem. JIM THOMPSON

Dramatica covers this: the Symptom and Response of a Throughline categorize what appears to be going on. The Problem and Solution are what is really going on.

Big choice for the Main Character at the end of a story is which set to go with it. Steadfast characters stick with the Symptom and Response, Changed characters choose the Problem and Solution.