Thanks for expanding. So, this is a super intersting analysis of the opening scene showing the OS Domain and drilling down to the elements. You are amazing at navigating the chart like this. One of my favorite times was when you also did this for the Battle sequence in the end.
At the same time, I was hoping to get a clear argument for the driver itself. How are these things not the things that follow the driver? Isn’t the driver sandwiched between the back story and the first signpost? What if it was a decision driver story with an OS in Universe of Physics? Would we not then be looking for something that was more internal oriented even though it is an external OS? —You may be right and I can see people agreeing. But, the argument isn’t convincing me that this is the driver.
As far as causality goes, if you hadn’t lost your keys, you wouldn’t be searching for them under your bed. Same thing here, they are boarding the ship to search for plans —that is their purpose in doing that. I could see the action of searching for the plans as the driver by boarding the ship. Is that what you are saying? Isn’t searching for Rebels and plans a Doing goal?
Even this (below) seems to say that if the Empire hadn’t boarded the ship in search of the plans, Leia wouldn’t have sent the plans with the droids.
It is the Empire’s creation of the Death Star that forces the Rebellion to confront the Empire directly; it is the Empire’s boarding of the Councilor’s ship that forces Leia to send the plans with R2D2 and C3P0; it is R2D2’s run into the desert with the vital holographic message that joins Luke and Obi Wan and convinces Obi Wan to end his days as a hermit; it is the Stormtroopers barbecuing of Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru that sways Luke’s decision to join forces with Obi Wan; it is the presence of the Stormtroopers in the Cantina that influences Han to take Obi Wan’s group to the Alderaan system; etc.”
It seems like the bold sentence below here is the assumption being relied on for this to be a unique event. But, I don’t see this information in the story. I do see a pissed off overlord that believes someone stole something threatening and I see him fighting with people about it.
“In Star Wars, the imposing Empire overextends itself by boarding a diplomatic ship. In the past these overlords were simply annoying, now it seems they’ve crossed the line. Would blowing up the Death Star really resolve this inequity? Not really. The destruction of the Death Star only appears to be the Goal of the story because of the nature of Goals themselves.“
This seems different from what is listed on Dramatica.com —
Here is the Story Goal —
Overall Story Goal
“The Rebels are transferring important data about the Death Star and fighting back when possible; Princess Leia is misleading the Empire as much as possible; etc. Ultimately, the rebels fight and destroy the Empire’s ultimate weapon, the Death Star, radically reducing the Empire’s fighting power.“
Here is the concern —
“The Empire is building the Death Star and searching for the location of the Rebels; the Rebels are attempting to keep their location secret and are trying to transport the plans of the Death Star to their home base; etc.“
Here is the Goal vs the Consequence from Narrative First
“If we can’t fight the Empire, then we will have to be the oppressed (Story Goal of Doing, Story Consequence of Being - Star Wars).“
Isn’t the story Goal to fight back against the Empire before the death machine oppression reigns supreme?
If this is the story goal then isn’t the first driver fighting over the plans by boaring the ship?
Why does it matter if ithe driver is Obtaining or Doing? If the driver were a decision driver, it wouldn’t match up with external concerns anyway, right?
I’m sorry this post is not super organized, but I’m just trying to get really clear about the relationship between the First Driver and the Story Goal.