[DWJ] misunderstanding as plot-device (was Re: Last Battle)
Elizabeth G. Holtrop
elizabeth at bouma-holtrop.com
Fri Jun 23 12:06:03 EDT 2006
I haven't ever walked out on a movie or stop reading a book with this sort of plot (or maybe I have, and I forgot), but it does annoy me. I think the biggest problem for me is that misunderstanding-driven plots are based upon chance and/or fate and involve very little brain work of the characters. I much prefer stories about people who are using their heads than stories about people who are pawns to fate.
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