… or more likely the Justification of Godfather.
As an exercise I’ll try to ‘convert’ existing story into justifications in order to… ok, I’ll share the context at climax
I guess it is first level and I suppose it is separate conflict for every throughline.
Everything starts here:
OS (Obtaining) - War
We have more light on why Don Corleone started The Business in The Godfather 2 but taking under consideration what kind of business it is, we may assume the bigger eats smaller.
Statement 1 would be: People want to be the biggest Family.
Context 1 would be: in order to protect the business and get the biggest part of the cake.
According to Tom Hagen’s analysis Corleone Family has the best investments right now: unions and gambling. And according to Don everyone want’s it and is forbidden by the Church only.
The best business s is in drugs.
Statement 2: People should to stay far from drug business
Context 2: in order to protect the Family from negative consequences.
So, for the overall story we get:
want (though - makes sense to me)
in order to
be the biggest Family (see more like Doing in there and is not in line with storyform concern, but… I may be wrong)
should (Don’s expediency - fine by me)
stay far from drug business (in terms of war it is obtaining)
in order to
protect the Family from negative consequences (not sure what it should be).
MC (Future) - Michael’s Way
Michael want (need?) to stay out of Family (Present, Future?) in order to (?)
he has to be (need/should) part of Family in order to (because there is no other way) protect his family.
I think there is some source on this level to define elements of first act and direction for subsequent acts. I see some blurry picture of direct way from those justifications to finale scene of the first act.
Maybe it is a matter of verbalizing the justifications but still not a direct connection to a storyform.