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Problems like this, especially in films that are as well developed and thoughtful as Heat, are very fixable. Essentially, all a writer must do is re-define the conflict in a way that aims both characters toward the same goal. An excellent example of how this can be achieved is seen in The Fugitive. This film uses a similar device that parallels the storylines of both the hunter and the hunted. When Dr. Richard Kimble (Harrison Ford) is wrongly convicted of murdering his wife, he escapes from custody and eventually attempts to track down the real killer for himself.

This makes the stakes go way up because as long as the father is putting his drinking needs ahead of everything else, we know that his baby will continue to be in jeopardy. This creates a supplementary goal that is formed around an entirely separate, but interrelated plotline, called a SUBPLOT. It’s a common misconception to consider the subplot of a story to be a lesser or secondary plotline. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Whereas the plot carries the line of action, the subplot(s) carry the emotional and thematic content.

Ultimately, this reveals whether or not these challenges will serve to renew the protagonist’s life or destroy it altogether. The transformational arc expresses the single most consistent pattern that defines the nature of a great story. It reveals how: A person [character] succeeds or fails… • to grow and change [arc]… • within the context of the conflict that is unfolding [plot]… • from the writer’s point of view [theme]. • 2 The transformational arc of character is also referred to as the transformational arc, the arc of character, or sometimes just the arc.

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