What can a man over 2400 years old tell us about story?
More than most people think.
He's tells us quite a lot ...
since every new and modern writing term
is merely a re-thinking of the concepts
that he worked on over 2,000 years ago.
Last episode, we looked Aristotle's essentials for dramatic structure, which creates a character-illuminated plot.
This episode delves into Aristotle's essential characters. Aristotle has the rocks for our foundational characters.
- Protagonist (secrets and ghosts)
- 5 types of conflict
- 5 simple villains
- 5 not-simple villains
- 3 purposes of chorus characters
- 10 side characters who provide the purpose of chorus characters
- deus ex machina
- coincidence and its problems
- foreshadowing's importance