Plot. By: Zoe, Alejandro and Anastasia. Freytag’s triangle. Beginning/Incentive Moment, presents the problem of the plot. Complication, rising action or desis is followed and leads to middle Middle (climax, crisis, reversal, peripetia )
By: Zoe, Alejandro and Anastasia
Analogy: In order for a painter to gain recognition, his pieces must be complete and seen as wholes, otherwise they will simply be unfinished pieces of art. Paintings are always of a certain size in order to be able to properly demonstrate the detail and talent of the painting which if is complex, many times gains the most praise. Aristotle saw plays the same way: If they did not have these four qualities, they would not be up to standards.
“The complication...extends from the beginning of the action to the part which marks the turning-point to good or bad fortune…the complication consists of the incidents presupposed in the drama, the seizure of the child, and then again…[the Unraveling] extends from the accusation of murder to”.
Like a machine, the plot will no longer function if any of its parts are removed.
“Of all plots and actions the episodic are the worst”.
“[Most poets] imagine that Hercales was one man, the story of Hercales must also be a unity…[when homer] composed the Odyssey he did not include all the adventures of Odysseus…[he eliminated] incidents between which there was no necessary or probable connection…”
If a costume designer is designing clothes for a movie about King Louis IV, the costume designer should keep the classical framework of Louis IV original wardrobe while still adding his or her own “spin” on it.