The Character Arc can be described as a process through which the protagonist grows more or less capable of succeeding within the a particular story world.
Celebratory, Cautionary, Tragic, and Cynical types are not only Hollywood’s basic narrative structures, but the primary methods used to communicate meaning.
Why is “winning the hand of the princess” so often an integral part of hero films? What are the meanings behind the archetypes of the romantic subplot?
No matter who the character, or what trials he or she must face, a cinematic protagonist will not find victory until they adopt humility.
In looking for plot patterns in our scripts, we may better grasp the world we live in and in turn create stories which serve our social and cultural needs.