| Today's slap up the head from
Bob McKee's book Story:
But for those protagonists we
tend to admire the most, the Inciting Incident arouses not only a
conscious desire, but an unconscious one as well. These complex
characters suffer intense inner battles because these two desires are
in direct conflict with each other. No matter what the character
consciously thinks he wants, the audience senses or realizes that deep
inside he unconciously wants the very opposite.
Hellooooo, Patricia! A control
freak who wants to lose control without really losing it. Whee!
I will be noodling on this
point, further, of course.
Gods, I love this book.