I’m wondering about some examples:
- Frodo changes for the worse at the Climax, when he claims the Ring as his own, however the OS becomes a Success story anyway
- Scarlett O’Hara is Steadfast in the 99% of the story, however it seems to me that she changes in the very end when it’s too late, and her change has no effect on the OS. (Or maybe I misinterpret it, and she doesn’t change, just realizes her faults…I am not sure about this.)
- Another similar case is Vicomte de Valmont in the Dangerous Liaisons. However he is very close to change, he stays Steadfast at the Climax . After-the-fact he regrets his choice, but .he can’t remake it, so the story ends as a Tragedy.
So my question is: Is it theoretically possible that the MC (or the IC) stays Steadfast at the Climax, and changes after the OS ending is unchangeable?
(Pardon my grammar. )