I am a complete convert to the Way of the Plotter.
So, here is my plot analysis of Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins.
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So, yeah. I’m analyzing the plot. There will be spoilerage.
- Does the Inciting Incident radically upset the balance of forces in the protagonist’s life?
- Does it arouse in the protagonist the desire to restore balance?
- Does it inspire in him the conscious desire for that object, material or immaterial, he feels would restore the balance?
- In a complex protagonist, does it also bring to life an unconscious desire that contradicts his conscious need?
- Does it launch the protagonist on a quest for his desire?
- Does it raise the Major Dramatic Question in the mind of the audience?
- Does it project an image of the Obligatory Scene?