Class - Throughline

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Class - Throughline

Postby PedroSantos » Dec 23, 2013 4:51 pm

Hello,
I've two questions regarding Dramatica's theory.

First - Can you repeat the classes in your throughlines? If not, why?

Second - Can you change classes in your throughlines in the middle of your story? For instances Main Character Throughline Physics to be Main Character Throughline Fixed Atittude. (Respecting the dynamics)

Thank you very much.

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Re: Class - Throughline

Postby Chris Huntley » Dec 24, 2013 10:22 am

Short answer: No and No.

Why? Because the entirety of a grand argument story is to explore a single inequity from multiple perspectives within a single context. Switching throughline domains before the inequity has been fully explored alters the context within which meaning is sought. Context creates meaning. Change the context and the meaning is altered. Some works have multiples grand argument stories or a main story and several sub-stories. Those techniques provide the best solution to having your Main Character explore inequities within different contexts.
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Re: Class - Throughline

Postby PedroSantos » Dec 24, 2013 11:49 am

Thank you


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