We know the protagonist when we see him.
Fear of being poor or homeless Fear of someone finding out a big secret or insecurity about you Fear of being caught for something you did in your past Fear of a particular person, thing, or situation that has been harmful in the past Ways a Character Might Overcome a Fear Character faces fear and succeeds, gaining confidence.
Hits bottom and asks for help or realizes there is nothing left to lose Character becomes so paralyzed by fear they become weak and close to some form of death which causes big realization Character takes a little step out of fear and meets with success, then takes another Character starts taking some form of action Character tries very hard to cover up fear and finally breaks down about truth or is exposed Character snaps from tension of fear and gets into more emotionally free state Character realizes fear is costing them too much and lets it go Character is motivated by the welfare of others to act and get out of fear Character relives past traumatic event in some way and works through fear Figure 2.
She flashes on this fearful image in her mind when the witchdoctor tells her she must go into Rattlesnake Cavern, the most dangerous place of them all, for her vision quest. Ezzie is first shown reacting with extreme terror to any snake, then getting more and more comfortable around them, since they are all over the vision quest cave.
I use her reactions to snakes and spiders to show her character growth in the story. The more she masters her intuition, the less afraid she is of the creatures. What unique ways can you show your characters gradually overcoming their fears in your story? He is especially proud of his unusually long Bigfoot hair.
His biggest fear is losing his hair or going bald, which seems to be happening a little more each day, causing him great stress. His unconscious fear is not being loveable if he loses his hair. How can you create different believable layers of fear for your characters that match the concerns of people you know?
What would be the worst thing that could happen to your protagonist? What is your character most afraid of? Are there any unconscious fears your character may have that they are unaware of or hiding from? Study your favorite films and write character histories from what is revealed about the characters onscreen.
How do they experience life through their own personal reality filter? What does your protagonist's reality filter look like? Show this unique reality construction and contrast it with the other characters' views in your film.
Adding Universal and Unique Qualities All characters have both universal and unique qualities. How is your character a universally generic archetype?
Is your protagonist a rebel, saint, madman, hero, sinner, solider, mother, cowboy, detective, gangster, fortune-teller, outlaw, drunk, shopkeeper, or businessman?
Is there something going on with this character we can all grab onto? Then you need to make that archetypal character unique and stunningly original.
What about a detective who can't remember anything Memento or an ant that wants to do things differently than the other ants A Bug's Life? A poor, single, mother-of-three fortune-teller living in the deep south The Gift?
An orphan boy with unusually powerful wizard skills Harry Potter? This Bigfoot who is normally supposed to be huge and brave is instead afraid of every little critter in the forest because he got bit once on the foot as a youngster.
Go through your favorite films and list how the lead characters are both archetypal and unique. For each main character in your film, assign a universal and unique quality combination that we have not seen before in a film.
These qualities may overlap with character traits. Incorporating Unique Qualities What does your character do that might be described as an eccentricity, strange behavior, or unique way of doing things? Adding unique qualities to your characters make them seem more original and realistic.
Do they listen to swing music while gardening in cocktail attire, drive around naked at night and shoot at mailboxes to relieve stress, put ketchup on their pizza, or have five little dogs with them at all times?
Are they attracted to really fat people for relationships or blondes that drive old muscle cars?Critical Essays Shakespeare's Use of Verse and Prose Even more appropriate is the prince's shift to verse at the end of Act III, Scene 3, when he is about to leave for the wars.
from the king, conveys his important message to the rebel leaders (IV. iii.). But to compare the blank verse in this play . Before you write a single word of fiction, you will need to decide who is telling the story – and from which point of view.
If the story is told by a narrator (rather than by a character), you will be writing from the third person perspective. The noun SCRIPT has 3 senses: 1.
a written version of a play or other dramatic Familiarity information: SCRIPT used as a noun is uncommon. • SCRIPT (verb) The verb SCRIPT has 1 sense: 1. write a script for Familiarity information: SCRIPT used as a verb is » writing definition» Meaning of cursive script» Nagari meaning.
Use of special scene headings is a matter of personal taste and will distinguish your writing style. They should make the script easier to read. If the script becomes more . How to write a scene.
Don’t worry if you can’t always get the scene to play through to the end — you’re more likely to find the exit in the writing than in the imagining. Don’t rush this step. Let the scene percolate. Mumble the dialogue. Immerse yourself as fully into the moment as you can. Prince Hamlet is a university student who enjoys contemplating difficult philosophical questions.
When his father, king of Denmark, dies, he returns home to find evidence of foul play in his father’s death.