That does help a bit, thank you. So you're saying it's not the pursuit of Ragnarok itself, but what Ragnarok broadly stands for... or "that which allows it to happen"? All all four perspectives are dealing with that inequity from their unique POV, yes?
I think a missing piece in all of these analyses is a basic, clear definition of what exactly the inequity is for any given story. I wish that was right up there at the top with the Narrative Argument.
I understand that a complete story will offer 4 perspectives on any given inequity, but I don’t see examples of WHAT that inequity is, laid out in simple terms like:
“In “Aliens”, the inequity is __________”
Looking at Aliens…
In the OS it’s “Alien Threat”
In the MC it’s “Missed Opportunity”
In the RS it’s “Nightmares and Dreams”
In the IC it’s “Another Chance”
So what inequity are all these four perspectives looking at?
I can see how there the perspective of a “Missed Opportunity” vs. “Another Chance”, and that the substance of those perspectives is "Nightmares and Dreams" … but how is "Alien Threat" a perspective on that same inequity?
Is the INEQUITY an... unmatched negative force?
I guess I’m searching for an answer to WHAT the “apparently different and disparate inequity” is in a story.
How, and WHERE are they connected on a deep, thematic level?
Where does one literally see that in the story form?
Running with that, could it be said that:
“In Alien, the inequity is an unmatched negative force”?
And going back to "Thor", what would it be for that?
"In Thor, the inequity is that which allows something like Ragnorok to happen"?