Examines the role of the antagonist in the second half of a story's structure--the Second Pinch Point through the Resolution.
The major plot beats in a story are interwoven with the protagonist's journey. But what is the role of the antagonist in story structure?
Creating an amazing supporting cast that can offer important relationship dynamics in fiction will also help develop your protagonist.
The archetypal antagonists for the Mage Arc often manifest subtly--not in obvious "evil," but in an ordinary person's weakness.
The archetypal antagonists for the Crone Arc are represented as a Death Blight and as the subtle Tempter who would lure her from the Truth.
The archetypal antagonists for the King Arc are the Cataclysm and the Rebel, both of which challenge the King to culminate his rule.
The antagonists for the Hero Arc can be seen archetypally as both the Dragon and the Sick King.
The antagonists for the Maiden Arc can be seen archetypally as both her Authority Figures and a frightening Predator.
A series looking at the archetypal antagonists inherent within each of the six main archetypal "life arcs."
The role of the antagonist varies depending on the nature of the protagonist's character arc.
Will the character triumph--or succumb in the end to the powerful temptations of either of the Mage's shadow archetypes, the Miser or the Sorcerer?
If the character cannot powerfully transition into the final act of life, the risk is that of sliding into the Crone's shadow archetypes.