Ever since @jhull posted the fantastic analyses for the Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, I've been wondering what is the initial Story Driver is for the "Enemies and Allies" storyform.
In the "Enemies and Allies" storyform for the Empire Strikes Back, "Darth functions as Protagonist, pursuing Luke in an effort to manipulate the boy into joining the Dark Side (Overall Story Throughline of PSYCHOLOGY and Overall Story Goal of BEING). He will join us, or die explains the balance of conflict between the Goal and Consequence."
In another article (sourced below), Jim explains, "Identifying the objective Story Goal and Consequence of narrative consists of three steps:
- Identify the initial inequity
- Determine what will resolve that inequity
- Set the type of Objective Story Goal that generates that resolution"
Also, @mlucas had this to say about the importance of determining the initial Story Driver when figuring out the Story Goal:
So I'm curious what action in the "Enemies and Allies" storyform causes Vader to start trying to get Luke to join the empire. What do you think?
(P.S. I was originally just going to ask Jim this through Subtext, but I thought everyone in the community could benefit from this. Plus, I wouldn't want to slow him down in implementing the upcoming Players feature in Subtext. I hope I'm not releasing any storyform information that you would prefer to remain exclusive to Subtext users, Jim. )