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Lesson 16: History, Action and Character
After reading many handbooks, you will no doubt have found instructions on how to make a plotter. They may have come to the inference that the story and the story are the same. There is no action in the tales narrated in spoken culture, as we modern people will probably be able to grasp the notion.
Usually we are told that climatic and linear storylines are the only way to organise the material. However, the story only began with the letter. Aristotle first debated it (in written form, of course!), not in relation to verbal narration, but in relation to the written version of the Hellenic play.
Hellenic verbal story tellers (Homer for example), like all story tellers who have gone before and followed them, have not organized their stuff as an action. You couldn't organise your story because the story line is dependent on the technique of typing, and you didn't have that technique. Rather, they, and all the million narrators like her around the world, have taken a different stance in organising their work.
In essence, this is a series of well-known elements and is in no way behind the establishment of a complex action. Indeed, as the acclaimed author Ursula LeGuin emphasizes, the story is only one kind of story. "LeGuin wrote that "I definite history as a story of incidents (external or psychological) that move through the ages or imply the course of times and involve it.
"Acting is defined as a kind of story that uses acting as its modus, usually in the shape of conflicts, and that links one act tightly and complicatedly with the other, usually through a chains of causation that ends in a highpoint. The LeGuin also points out that while many textbooks emphasize that the only cause of a story is conflicting, the story can actually come from many other causes in people' s lives, such as correlating, correcting, finding, loosing, suffering, discovering, separating, transforming.
praxis: history and plott Taking into account LeGuin's commentaries, think on hard copy about the kind of history you want to writ. Are your storylines going to have a story line that' s built on conflicts, with a lot of high point actions? Do you want another kind of story? What are the authors who are your role-model for the kind of story you want to create?
So what do you like about their tales and want to know how to do it? History and Character So far in these history classes I have spoken as if the story itself were separate from the individuals in it. I' ve done this for a reason: to give you the opportunity to practise the ability to invent histories without having to take into account humans in history at the same one.
Now, to the personalities. There are two ways a story can happen: Either something happens outside a character - a beloved person is dying or leaving; a vehicle abruptly comes to a halt in intercourse; it begins to rain - OR a character makes something come to pass. When something happens outside a character, she has to react; when she makes something happening, other humans react, or other things move and alter, like waves that occur in a lake when a rock is tossed into the depth.
Then a story (depending on its complexity) can weave events and a character's reaction to events that then generate further events..... and so on. A story often starts with one or more people (or sometimes more than one) in a particular group. Something has either occurred that this individual has to face up to, or he or she decides to do something.
He or she will take any measure in both cases. Through his/her action(s), the individual initiated the motion of history. So what happens because of this person's operation? Someone or something is reacting to the operation. Now, our selected one - let's call him our protagonist - is in a new state.
What is his response to this one? What then happens as a consequence of this campaign? In a story, the forward motion of the event usually adopts this response patterns or the outcome of a new one. It' truely true to say that things can occur in a story without being triggered by a character's acts - a sea tempest - but the reader will want to know how the character will react to those deeds.
Also, the characters' reactions to what they do will further advance the story. If an individual in a story is acting, if he reacts to a given circumstance, then that reaction does more than just keep the story moving: And it also unveils something about the kind of people they are. Throughout history, she reacts to this with happiness and perseverance.
That' s what kind of man she is: She unveils her character. Someone with a different character could react to the same situations in a different way - for example, by getting mad and tearing their sisters' clothes. The qualities of a character can be manifested through many things: clothes, interior design, tonality, mimicry and more.
If you want to describe a character in a story, you can use one or more of these items. However, the story does not advance a story, but only the acts of a character. More importantly, only a character's acts show his real character. Appearance can be deceptive: a character who attracts himself nicely can still be a thug. His words can conceal the truths about him.
The way a man does things shows what kind of man he is. One of the features of traditionally told narratives and histories from verbal transmission seems to me to be that they are based on this intertwining of character and deed. Maybe one of the issues we can ask ourselves when we are playing with story telling concepts is whether our story, like conventional storytelling, will take place largely in the realm of acting, a common realm, or whether it takes place in a realm (or part of it) that is only in the head of a character, a personal one.
PRAXIS: CHARACTER IN ACTION Take one of your exercise tales or one of the story concepts you haven't used yet and think of your protagonist. Who is he or she? Just make a note of anything you can think of. Now, picture this character in a position from your story.
So how does that advance history? And what does his actions tell about him as a human being? You can either take down your responses or you can take down this part of the story. PRAXIS: CHARACTER CHOICES Every character who is confronted with a given challenge has a decision about how to behave. It is a decision even if you don't act at all.
When she makes her selection, the character tells something about who she is. At times this option is in line with what the reader has already learnt about them; at other times the circumstance gives them the chance to make a different option than those that the reader expects. Choosing a character in both cases determines the story and tells something about it.
Grab one of your figures and visualize it in a scene. Considering this state of affairs, what are your decisions? You want it, you can do it. Well, in your fantasy, just think how she acts. So why does she make this decision? So as a resultof this election, what happens in history?
What is unveiled about the character as a resul of this election? You can make history if you want. praxis: characteristic selection and consistency decisions always have implications, sometimes unintentional ones. A further way of combining character and story is to think of the implications of a character's decisions. Place one of your figures in a position and picture how she will behave in the face of the kind of individual she is.
Try to visualize the possible effects of their actions: Do you have any idea how your story could evolve? Character is an area widely used in novels on literature. PRAXIS: CHARACTER-LEARNING FROM THE PROS Take a look at a story by an author you like.
And how does this character's action or talk advance history?