Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Antagonists, Settings, Protagonists, and Environments

Theory: In successful stories Antagonists are the product of their environment or setting, while Protagonists are the change-agents of their environment or setting. IOW: Antagonists are the out growth of their own status quo, while Protagonists challenge the status quo of others. Is that a rule that is always true of successful stories?

1 comment:

Tad Blankenburg said...

This appears to be true in my own stories but it seems to differ from a movie I just saw this weekend, the remake of Stephen King’s “Carrie”. Carrie’s goal is to live the life of a normal teenager. Her mother opposes her in this effort but seeking to protect her from the “sinful” world. In this instance, it would appear to me that the mother opposes the status quo.