The Art of Dramatic Writing - Book III: Conflict, Chapters 1 -2 Summary & Analysis

Lajos Egri
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Book III: Conflict, Chapters 1 -2 Summary and Analysis

Chapter 1: Origin of Action

Further elaborating on why character comes before action, this chapter takes a look at the undeniable truth that every action has components that cause it to happen. Action can never simply be pulled out of thin air, but it is always present in a story because it is what the writer will get due to the conditions to which it is connected.

Chapter 2: Cause and Effect

To focus on how conflict comes into being, the author writes a short skit about a cordial twentysomething man who meets a girl. The man likes this girl and invites her to a concert, but later realizes that due to his financial problems and sorry situation at home, he cannot possibly afford dating a girl right now. He has to end the relationship...

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